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

Why do men tell women to smile?

That beautiful tattoo of yours may be leaching toxic chemicals into your lymph nodes

Why we should all be journaling

How bees, coffee beans and climate change are inextricably linked

Are 'sponge cities' the solution to urban flooding?

If arts education is so important, why do we keep defunding it?

Eastern indigo snake reintroduced into the wild

Full moons really can mess with your sleep

Those good friends from high school? They make a difference to your adult happiness

How fixing this appliance can save the world

Why are individuals responsible for solving climate change?

How art is displayed affects how our brain processes it