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Starre Vartan
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Attended Columbia University, NYC, NY
Lives in East Bay, California
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I wrote about why you should roadtrip through Mexico (and this piece includes some of my original photography too!) 
Mexico is a beautiful and affordable warm-weather destination. So why not drive?
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How to make pumpkin pie yummier? Hack it with these creative ideas. 
Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving table staple, but too often it's a tasteless mess of orange goo. You have it on the table as tradition, but who really wants to actually eat it? Maybe with a huge dollop of...
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From Farm to...Car? Ford is pioneering a number of solutions to use fewer petroleum products in their vehicles. 
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A life without pain isn't as wonderful as it might seem upon first thought: 
Being pain-free may sound like an advantage, but the reality is different.
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LOVELY!  14 Floating Decks of All Kinds for the Perfect Outdoor Summer Space http://t.co/5JpXGnejgo http://t.co/p1LpImmm2e 
A floating deck isn't one that sits on the water like a dock (although they can float over water), it's one that 'floats' over your existing landscape, usu
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How one man took the waste from olive oil and created a whole new cleaning product with it—so it's no longer waste.
The amazing accidental discovery also led to the invention of products that exfoliate the skin.
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The Coywolf is part coyote, part wolf, and a little bit domesticated dog: AKA Canis soup. 
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Seriously smart glowing knitwear for cyclists and pedestrians. LOVE this genius idea. 
Plot twist! Reflective thread added to colourful chunky knits makes them glow.
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My take on a natural, healthy, moisturized face!
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summer cold got you down?
Here's a list of some all-natural remedies that don't involve hot liquids!
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Work
Occupation
Writer, Editor, Author, Traveler, Creative Thinker
Skills
writing, editing, problogging, teaching, speaking, traveling, social media, SEO, consulting, copywriting, creative thinking, photography
Employment
  • Freelance Writer
    2006 - present
  • HellaGoodWriting
    Partner, 2013 - present
  • LuxuryTravel.About.com
    Sustainable Destinations Expert, 2013 - present
  • FBA360
    Teacher, 2014 - present
  • MNN.com
    Conscious Consumption Columnist, 2010 - present
  • Eco-Chick.com
    Blogger, Author, Editor, Ecofashionista, Optimist, 2005 - present
  • Inhabitat.com
    Columnist, 2010 - 2013
  • Ecosalon
    Fashion, Beauty, Shelter/Design & Travel Editor, 2013 - 2013
  • Whole Living Magazine
    Contributor-at-Large, 2011 - 2012
  • Coco Eco Magazine
    Editor-at-Large, 2010 - 2013
Places
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Currently
East Bay, California
Previously
Wren, Oregon - South Norwalk, CT - Garrison, NY - Madrid, Spain - Belchertown, Massachusetts - Berkeley, California - Syracuse, NY - Sydney, Australia - Big Island, Hawaii
Story
Tagline
A Nomadic Adventurer Girl With an Ethical Heart and Style in Spades
Introduction

Starre is a journalist and creative writer with an ethical bent and a peripatetic soul. Her writing has been published in New York, Audubon, Coco Eco, Fairfield County, and Whole Living magazines. Online, her work has appeared on ScientificAmerican.com, Pacific Standard, Inhabitat, Elle.com, the American Literary Review, and many others. 

She publishes Eco-chick.com and its sister site, Eco Chick Escapes and is also the author of "The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green" (St. Martin's Press). 

Starre has been featured on Whole Living Magazine's "Styleosophy" page and as an expert on green living, eco fashion and natural beauty, and she's been quoted by the New York Times (thrice). She or her sites have been featured in Glamour, Self, The Christian Science Monitor, Treehugger, Shape, and many blogs.

She is currently the conscious consumption columnist at MNN, the Sustainable Destinations expert at About.com's Luxury Travel site, and a contributor to The Huffington Post, who named her one of the 25 Hottest Green Girls (#9!) and named her one of the Top Green Twitter feeds

A teacher and speaker on the topics of writing, journalism and online branding and communications, she has consulted for American Express and independent fashion and beauty brands. 

In the past she has been a contributor-at-large for Whole Living, editor-at-large for Coco Eco Magazine, and a regular contributor to The Daily Green, covering fashion and beauty subjects. She has been a contributing writer for E/The Environmental Magazine, the nation’s oldest independent environmental publication, for ten years. 

Starre was formerly a columnist for Audubon Magazine and was the style editor for Plenty Magazine. She was a dining columnist for The Fairfield County Weekly, where she also regularly wrote about commuting, transportation, and alternative energy. She’s also written for Alternet, Ecosalon, and Worldchanging New York

Starre graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in Geology, a BA in English, and a minor in Biology. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction writing from Columbia University.

As a dual citizen of Australia and the United States, Starre loves to visit her family Down Under or meet with them in exotic locales, and endeavors to spend a chunk of each year travelling.  
Bragging rights
Co-wrote (with Paul Lussier), TV miniseries scripts on the subjects of environmental collapse, Mars settlement and power-grid failure for HBO, CBS and the Discovery Channel, respectively.
Education
  • Columbia University, NYC, NY
    MFA in Nonfiction Writing, 2009
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
    BS in Geology + BA in English + Minor in Biology, 1995 - 1999
  • James I. O'Neill High School, Highland Falls, NY
    Honors Diploma, 1991 - 1995
  • Garrison Union Free School, Garrison, NY
  • Croton Montessori School, Croton, NY
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