Beth Shea

 

Beth is the writer and founder of Petite Planet, a blog which focuses on eco-friendly living for families and informs parents of the best green choices for their babies and our planet. The birth of her daughter was her inspiration to take baby steps toward changing the world and preserving it for future generations. A former travel and spa writer, Beth swapped airline miles and body wraps for long stroller walks and quick showers. She is living her dream by being a mother and freelance writer.

Beth Shea
Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Older Kids

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Older Kids

Scratching your head over what to get the older kids on your list this holiday? Look no further than our hip, thoughtfully curated guide to the gifts that will make the standard issue eye rolls

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6 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Truly Wow Your Mom!

6 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Truly Wow Your Mom!

She cherishes the homemade cards and the handprints set in clay, but this Mother's Day take the DIY-ing up a notch and treat mom to an exquisite gift that's also a labor of love. We're

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6 Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gift Wrap

6 Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gift Wrap

According to Earth911.com, "As much as half of the 85 million tons of paper products Americans consume every year goes toward packaging, wrapping and decorating goods... [and] wrapping paper and

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LAST DAY: WIN A $150 Gift Voucher Toward Holiday Cards & Photo Books At ModernGreetings.com!

LAST DAY: WIN A $150 Gift Voucher Toward Holiday Cards & Photo Books At ModernGreetings.com!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO WIN $150 to spend at ModernGreetings.com! The holiday season is nigh, and it's time to start thinking about gifts and greeting cards. Get a head start on all of the

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DIY: How To Make A Terrarium In A Recycled Glass Jar

DIY: How To Make A Terrarium In A Recycled Glass Jar

The winter season has most people spending more time huddled up indoors -- so use the opportunity to get crafty and make a terrarium to bring the outdoors in! Comforting and cheerful to behold

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Costumed Cutie In Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Costumed Cutie In Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest!

Today is the LAST DAY to vote for your finalists in Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest! We're pretty certain there's no other competition on earth in which Baby Marty McFly and his

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HOW TO: Locate A Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program

HOW TO: Locate A Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program

Put down the fun-size Snickers bar and step awaaaay from your kid's trick-or-treat bag. Do everyone in your house a favor and clear out those lingering stashes of Halloween candy by exchanging

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HURRICANE SANDY May Morph Into Monstrous ‘Frankenstorm’

HURRICANE SANDY May Morph Into Monstrous ‘Frankenstorm’

60 million people on the East Coast are bracing themselves against the upcoming wrath of Hurricane Sandy. High winds, torrential downpour, power outages and major flooding are just a few of the

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HOW TO: Make Organic Pumpkin Pancakes With Homemade Honey Butter

HOW TO: Make Organic Pumpkin Pancakes With Homemade Honey Butter

Everyone loves pancakes! The breakfast standby is one of the most universally appealing foods. But if you're ready for a delicious twist on your trusty flapjacks, you must try these organic

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Enter Your Kid’s Costume In Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest For A Chance To Win Over $200 In Prizes!

Enter Your Kid’s Costume In Inhabitots’ Green Halloween Contest For A Chance To Win Over $200 In Prizes!

Calling all crafty moms and dads! Inhabitots is officially accepting entries for their 2012 Inhabitots Green Halloween® Costume Contest! Whether your little ghoul's or goblin's costume delights

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7 Fabulous Halloween Costumes You Can Fashion From Your Own Closet

7 Fabulous Halloween Costumes You Can Fashion From Your Own Closet

One of the scariest things about Halloween is that 85% of the textiles sold to more than 170 million Americans who celebrate the frightful night, meet their demise in a landfill. You can still

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Prenatal Mercury Exposure Is Linked To ADHD In Children

Prenatal Mercury Exposure Is Linked To ADHD In Children

A new study conducted by researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital concludes that prenatal mercury exposure is linked to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in children.

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Green Halloween’s National Costume Swap Takes Place On October 13th, 2012

Green Halloween’s National Costume Swap Takes Place On October 13th, 2012

Halloween - Image from Shutterstock Mark your calendars: Green Halloween's 3rd annual National Costume Swap is coming to a town near you on Saturday, October 13th, 2012. This year, over 100

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Lightlife Makes It A Cinch To Prepare Delicious Meatless Meals

Lightlife Makes It A Cinch To Prepare Delicious Meatless Meals

Lightlife is making it easier and tastier than ever to enjoy protein-packed meatless meals by introducing four new frozen vegetarian burgers: Kick’n Black Bean, Backyard Grill’n, Mellow

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Tots

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Tots

Dreaming of a green Christmas for your tot? The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to teach kids about sustainability with eco-friendly toys that preserve their health and the integrity of

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Boys

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Boys

Make your little drummer boy's heart skip a beat this Christmas with gifts that are sure to delight and inspire him. Whether the charming lad on your list loves art, construction, robots, cars,

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BOOK REVIEW: The National Parks: Our American Landscape

BOOK REVIEW: The National Parks: Our American Landscape

Education is the key to conservation, and Ian Shive's photographs in The National Parks: Our American Landscape enlighten viewers with a rare, adrenaline-filled look at the phenomenal beauty of

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INTERVIEW: Designer Ben Blanc Talks About Corkels Toys

INTERVIEW: Designer Ben Blanc Talks About Corkels Toys

Toy designer, Ben Blanc creates classic Corkels push/pull toys from recycled wood chip that looks and feels like cork. His animal, car and boat designs are full of fun, wheelie appeal for kids;

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco Gifts for New Parents

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco Gifts for New Parents

Looking for the perfect gift for a new parent? You may not be able to wrap up eight hours of sleep in a shiny box, stuff a long, hot shower into an exhausted mom or dad's stocking, or present

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco Friendly Gifts for Tots

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco Friendly Gifts for Tots

You've been pretending to call Santa on the phone in front of your unruly toddler since October, but we all know whether your little one has been naughty or nice, that jolly old fella will still

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Project FROG’s Zero Energy Modular Classrooms

Project FROG’s Zero Energy Modular Classrooms

Bay area startup Project FROG has been busy schooling teachers and kids in the art of sustainable design via their eco-friendly modular classrooms. Given a two million dollar budget, the company

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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Oscar’s Bed from CASAKids

BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Oscar’s Bed from CASAKids

CASAKids Design by Roberto Gil is at the top of the list of eco-friendly children's furniture favorites at Inhabitots. We're thrilled to be privy to this sneak peek of the very latest offering

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Cardboard Cat Playhouses for Free Wheelin’ Felines

Cardboard Cat Playhouses for Free Wheelin’ Felines

The average housecat may sleep for 18 hours a day, but we've all seen frisky felines frolic during their wakeful hours -- and they can really tear it up. When we spotted these cardboard Cat

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74 Year Old to Trek Across America in a Solar Powered Stroller

74 Year Old to Trek Across America in a Solar Powered Stroller

Once a veteran marathoner, 74 year old Bruce Maynard now battles major knee problems -- but his age and physical setbacks are not thwarting him from planning his upcoming journey across America

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METI School in Bangledesh, Hand Built by Locals Using Natural Resources

METI School in Bangledesh, Hand Built by Locals Using Natural Resources

The METI school in Rudrapur Dinajpu, Bangledesh teaches the invaluable lesson of green design through its very earthen structure. Architects Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag directed a team of

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Electric Train Ruins Reborn into Green Amusement Park in Lima

Electric Train Ruins Reborn into Green Amusement Park in Lima

Spanish group Basurama is esteemed for "generating spaces and installations that make us reflect about what we throw away." Their latest example of turning trash to treasure is this Ghost Train

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Lego ‘Crawler Town,’ A Toy City on Wheels Roaming a Barren Planet

Lego ‘Crawler Town,’ A Toy City on Wheels Roaming a Barren Planet

Crawler Town is a concept mobile Lego city by designer Dave DeGobbi that "roams the barren wastes of a post steam-punk world after cataclysmic climate change do to excessive coal use." Forlorn

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La Casa de Botellas: Argentinian Home Made Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

La Casa de Botellas: Argentinian Home Made Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles

La Casa de Botellas, created by the Alfredo Santa Cruz family in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, was constructed from thousands of PET plastic bottles, and was designed as “a tool for promoting

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Build Your Own Treehouse in 6 Easy Steps

Build Your Own Treehouse in 6 Easy Steps

Building a treehouse for your kids is no longer a tall order with this flatpak DIY treehouse design from Dutch designers Rogier Martens and Sam van Veluw of Aandeboom. The Zelfbouwboomhut

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Swirl: A Washing Machine in a Ball for Laundry in Developing Nations

Swirl: A Washing Machine in a Ball for Laundry in Developing Nations

Imagine if you could kick, bunt and play your way to clean clothing. Well Swirl, an innovative new concept for easy laundering on the go lets people do just that. This colorful ball (which we

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