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

Want to banish the winter blues? Try a little creativity

The long-term outlook for coconuts is cloudy

Ditch pleather, pineapple's the new faux leather

New 'Gilmore Girls' episodes are absurd, hilarious, weird and perfect

8 subway maps that double as works of art

Why some women are choosing to 'go flat'

11 things to do on Black Friday that aren't shopping

We're changing the way the world sounds

Why fake news is a problem (and who's doing something about it)

The benefits of quitting smoking and 5 natural ways to kick the habit

Mountains or beaches? What your choice says about you

10 important life lessons to master in your 30s