Betsy Escandon is a mom of three young children, an occasional policy analyst and the author of the blog Eco-novice: Going Green Gradually, where she chronicles her eco-successes and failures. On her blog, Betsy discusses such topics as cheap and easy ways to go green, cloth diapering and early potty training, switching from disposables to reusables, and limiting your family's exposure to toxic chemicals. She has a background in science, education, and public policy.
Betsy calls herself the Eco-novice because after five years or so on this journey, she still feels like a green newbie. She was inspired to “go green” after the birth of her first child, and at that time her primary obsession was all the crazy toxic chemicals in consumer products and the environment. She spent hours and hours on the computer researching safer, more natural options with her first baby on her lap. Having just left a full-time job as a policy analyst, she was still in the research mode.
Betsy started her blog a few years later because she wanted somewhere to dump all that information she’d accumulated in her head, and figured that someone else might as well benefit from all the research she had done and still does to help make choices that are healthier for her family and for the planet.
You can find Besty on Twitter as @eco_novice and on Facebook Econovice.