Starre Vartan

Starre Vartan
Starre Vartan has been an environmental journalist for over a decade, and has written for New York magazine, Metropolis, Inhabitat.com, Audubon magazine (where she was a columnist), Whole Living, Elle.com, Plenty, and E/The Environmental Magazine. She started her career by focusing on natural beauty, eco fashion and sustainable living on her blog, eco-chick.com, 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 LuxuryTravel.About.com 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

Why are some people afraid of holes?

Why you should go to Joshua Tree National Park

Weird things that have been banned (and why)

This new glossary gathers all the joyful words in the world

Why the foods we love are disappearing (and how we can save them)

Why do we love ladybugs but hate spiders?

Living in natural spaces is good for women

A new way of looking at death: 'Memento Mori' from around the world

What skills should everyone have by age 18?

Vogue celebrates its 100th anniversary with 100-year-old model

MoreThanMean: These tweets to female sportswriters are downright cruel

How the Moken kids of Thailand can see underwater like dolphins

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