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Beth Shea

 
Beth SheaBeth is a chameleon of a writer who found her true color in the "green" niche. After she earned her B.A. in creative writing from the University of Arizona, Beth spent several years exploring the world and reporting for multiple publications as a travel and spa writer. Once her daughter was born, Beth wholeheartedly joined the eco-movement and founded Petite Planet, a blog which educates families on simple ways to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle. Beth is also the managing editor of Inhabitots, where she unearths the latest sustainable design news and products for the next generation. Having previously split her time between New York City and Los Angeles, Beth moved to Portland, OR, the "greenest city in America," where she’s constantly on the lookout for up and coming eco-fashion designers and groundbreaking green trends.

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