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

'Watermelon snow' speeds Arctic melting

Internet helps find National Parks graffiti vandal

Why non-glam summer jobs are a good thing

Why are fireflies disappearing?

Giant ball of 2,000-year-old butter found — and it's still edible!

GPS goes out when you're flying. Now what?

Ancient books may hide other texts inside

How far will you go to avoid antibacterial soap?

Why one fashion design student created a line of clothes for refugees

Harvard vault protects the world's rarest colors

Why is whole fruit healthier than a smoothie?

Would you buy a murder home?