Starre Vartan

Starre Vartan
Starre Vartan has been an environmental journalist for over a decade, and has written for New York magazine, Metropolis,, Audubon magazine (where she was a columnist), Whole Living,, Plenty, and E/The Environmental Magazine. She started her career by focusing on natural beauty, eco fashion and sustainable living on her blog,, on which her book, "The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green" (St. Martin's Press, 2009), is based. Starre was chosen as one of Glamour magazine's Top Green Women for the 70th anniversary issue, and has been quoted by the New York Times for her ecological expertise. She currently contributes to The Huffington Post in the Green and Style sections and where she writes about sustainable travel destinations. Starre regularly consults for Fortune 500 companies and is working on a home linens collection (based on her nature photography) launched in Summer 2014. Starre has a BS in geology from Syracuse University and an MFA in writing from Columbia University. When not on the road visiting her family in Australia or checking out swimming holes the world over, she gardens, hikes, reads novels, mountain bikes and snowboards.

Starre's most recent content

Casual Fridays are now every day (and you can thank millennials)

Could the charter cities concept lift poor nations out of poverty?

Should every adult get a plus-one to a wedding?

What would it be like to land on Pluto?

Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can you find it?

The founder of the Boy Scouts was a spy (and he used nature to help his cause)

Epsom salt bath: Why it's so good for you

How to avoid jet lag

Why sharing your failures is a good thing

7 not-so-common videos of people dancing on the subway

The dark, vast depths of Carlsbad Caverns will blow your mind

Why space roles are so good for women