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 I don't wear sunscreen

Here's some dating advice: Ask questions

Best use of drones ever? Planting a forest

Google will never be a substitute for your brain

Why you should become a job-hopper

Popularity doesn't really matter for adults — or does it?

Why can't we get the fanny pack right?

Do you really want to live a life of #NoRegrets?

Remember that kid who invented a way to clean up ocean plastic? He's back, and it's happening

Creative people experience the world differently

How crowded Barcelona plans to shoehorn in 108 acres of new parks

Why following the fittest on Instagram may be making you sick