Bethany Shetterly Thomas

Regional Network: 
Pacific Northwest Regional Network
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Earth Day Oregon
Portland, OR

Bethany Shetterly Thomas is a co-founder, and a board member, of Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors (ECO). ECO inspires students to connect to the natural world through hands-on ecology enrichment programs. Since 2005, ECO has worked with more than 26,000 students.

Bethany also initiated Earth Day Oregon, a statewide initiative to increase the impact of Earth Day by encouraging partnerships and donations between sustainably-minded businesses and earth-focused nonprofits.

A native Oregonian, Bethany received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Geography from the University of Oregon. She and her husband have three young boys, and own Townshend's Teahouses, Brew Dr. Kombucha, and Townshend's Distillery.