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

What if you could earn a bonus for not living in a crazy expensive city?

Was Jane Austen poisoned?

Tigers and leopards protected in China's new park, which is larger than Yellowstone

A meaningful life or a happy life: Which do you value more?

Why is it that so many basic things don't work as well as they used to?

Parents are 'morally outraged' about those who go childless, study finds

Why I prefer pay-as-you-go TV

Do piles of snow in California's Sierras mean the 5-year-drought is over?

Hypercolor hair treatment changes with the temperature

A reality show about kittens? Count me in

Vieques: A Caribbean island with beaches and eco-hotels galore

What is an atmospheric river?