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

Midlife got you down? Focus on resilience

Would you take a 'cruise' on a cargo ship?

Why we should ban glitter, just like we banned microbeads

What's your ikigai? Lifestyle manifesto breaks down life's big question into 4 simple answers

Skipping sleep is bad for your waist and brain

Are you one of the 'weirdos' who picks up litter?

Why you should watch 'Okja'

Why talking to yourself isn't the least bit crazy

How to find a campsite, Airbnb style

Making the case for body fat

Here's an incredibly easy way to say goodbye to clutter forever

Are you part of the 'ageless generation?'