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

It's OK to be bored — in fact, you might want to work at it

Why talking to yourself isn't the least bit crazy

New documentary busts myths about anxiety

Behold the unique beauty of a real desert oasis

9 great things walkers and bikers know about their communities that you don't

Thirsty animals become art in this perfectly edited viral video from Texas

Paul Greenberg answers the trickiest questions about fish, our last wild food

What Heineken's political ad gets right

Book sheds new light on the hermit who shunned humanity for 27 years

There are more single people than ever (and that's good for all of us)

Why are fireflies disappearing?

Last 2 wolves on Michigan's Isle Royale reveal new info about predator-prey relationships