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
ENTER TO WIN an Ecozoo Backpack for Your Green Tot!

ENTER TO WIN an Ecozoo Backpack for Your Green Tot!

Send your child back to school in sustainable style with an Ecozoo backpack! Inhabitots is giving away an Ecozoo backpack to one lucky reader. The winner may choose one of four lovable creatures

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Oeuf Debuts Stylish, Affordable Eco-Friendly Kids Furniture Collection

Oeuf Debuts Stylish, Affordable Eco-Friendly Kids Furniture Collection

Did you know that most babies are born in August? Perhaps this is why Oeuf is rolling out their greenest, most affordable line of baby furniture to date next month -- the Robin Collection. The

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IKEA’s Solar-Powered Lamp Sheds Light on Kids Lacking Electricity

IKEA’s Solar-Powered Lamp Sheds Light on Kids Lacking Electricity

We love shedding light on affordable, eco-friendly decor that the entire family may enjoy... but IKEA's SUNNAN LED Work Lamp takes our enthusiasm a step further with its altruistic nature. For

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Chalkboard Tee Shirts Let You Express Yourself!

Chalkboard Tee Shirts Let You Express Yourself!

Whether you're a discerning parent who's sick of the generic slogans splattered across kid's T-shirts, or you've got something to say and you want the whole world to take note, Chalkboard Tees

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Miniature Modernist Bauhaus Architectural Models

Miniature Modernist Bauhaus Architectural Models

Good things really do come in small packages -- as is the case with these mini modernist Bauhaus Models crafted by Auckland based painter and sculptor Gidon Bing and styled by Katie Lockhart.

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Uroko House Book Igloo – A Lair for Literature Lovers

Uroko House Book Igloo – A Lair for Literature Lovers

'Bedtime stories' becomes a literal interpretation in the design of the Uroko House Book Igloo -- a cozy, fort-like enclosure of bookshelves which encircle a bed. Being surrounded in slumber by

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‘Landscape Apertura’ Treehouse Frames Nature Exquisitely

‘Landscape Apertura’ Treehouse Frames Nature Exquisitely

Robert McLaughlin's 'Landscape Apertura' treehouse near Kansas City, offers calculated views into nature via six strategically placed, vibrant green frames. Each frame is designed to capture a

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Sustainable ‘Alphabet Drawers’ from Kent and London

Sustainable ‘Alphabet Drawers’ from Kent and London

Kent and London know the ABC's of sustainable design, and we're singing the praises of their stylish, FSC approved, solid oak chest of Alphabet Drawers. These 26 letter drawers spell function

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TwistTogether LED Block Tree Blossom at MoMA Store

TwistTogether LED Block Tree Blossom at MoMA Store

The Museum of Modern Art's Midtown Manhattan Store has sprouted a vibrant, luminous tree, made from the "Candy" collection of Glide's TwistTogether LED Blocks. This display undoubtedly proves

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Madsen ‘Bucket’ Bike

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Madsen ‘Bucket’ Bike

If you're an eco-minded cyclist looking to tote your tots alongside groceries or library books on your next jaunt, a ride aboard Madsen's kg271 Bucket bike may be just the ticket. Ideal

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Recycled Egg Carton ‘Tamago’ Furniture by Merci Design

Recycled Egg Carton ‘Tamago’ Furniture by Merci Design

We're impressed with this 'grade A' upcycling of egg carton pulp into multifaceted children's play funiture. The Tamago (Japanese for 'egg') furniture series by Latvian design team, Merci Design

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6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit

6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit

The 6 in 1 Solar Robot Kit is a super cool, eco-minded toy for kids and adults, packed with half a dozen gadgets for solar powered fun. The Solar Robot takes the shape of a robotic dog, boat,

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BECK WINS INHABITOTS’ ECO-CUTEY PHOTO CONTEST!

BECK WINS INHABITOTS’ ECO-CUTEY PHOTO CONTEST!

Beck has won the title of: Inhabitots 'Eco-Cutey!' More than just a cute face, this 15 month-old, organic vegetable gardener is already living an eco-friendly lifestyle -- from his penchant for

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Stacking Musical Toy is a 2For1

Stacking Musical Toy is a 2For1

There's nothing that we love more here at Inhabitat than smartly designed products that serve multiple functions, and Patrick Kim's Stacking Rhythm Band toy - which we just discovered at the

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Jill-able Fill Me Up Vases

Jill-able Fill Me Up Vases

Looking for the perfect hostess gift for summertime soirees? Jill-able Fill Me Up Vases are cleverly designed, eco-friendly vases that will add a magical flair to organic floral offerings.

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‘Whatchawant’ Stool: A Modern Spin on the Rocking Horse

‘Whatchawant’ Stool: A Modern Spin on the Rocking Horse

Swedish designers Charlotte Ryberg and Johanna Strand created their Whatchawant stool as a fun piece of furniture that would inspire the imagination. They built this timeless piece, made of

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Offi’s Paket Storage Cube Transforms into a Table and Chairs

Offi’s Paket Storage Cube Transforms into a Table and Chairs

For parents living in small dwellings in the big city, furniture that is aesthetically pleasing, highly functional and compactable is a must... especially when it comes to making room for kids

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Airplane Activity Center by GREENPLAY

Airplane Activity Center by GREENPLAY

GREENPLAY's Airplane Activity Center landed at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair; and we think these designers are soaring to new heights with their kid and eco-friendly,

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BKLYN Designs: Rockabye Storage Rocker from CASAKids

BKLYN Designs: Rockabye Storage Rocker from CASAKids

BKLYN Designs starts today, and we can't wait to see this sweet Rockabye Storage Rocker from CASAKids. Tots can hop on the eco-friendly bandwagon in this multifunctional rocking chair that

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QB Playhouses Let Children Build Green Dream Homes

QB Playhouses Let Children Build Green Dream Homes

Every child longs to carve out their own dwelling space in the big, wide world, and now qb Playhouses enable kids to design, build, and play in their very own unique and delightful abode,

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FELT RINGS: Eco-Friendly Bling for Valentine’s Day!

FELT RINGS: Eco-Friendly Bling for Valentine’s Day!

Looking for an eco + economical Valentines day gift for your sweetie? These 100% wool felt rings are a cute and cheeky take on high-end bling. The flat-packed, wool felt rings can be assembled

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