Starre Vartan



Environment, Science, Green Living, Eco-Travel


Columbia University, Syracuse University


Starre Vartan has been an environmental and science journalist for more than 15 years. She founded an award-winning eco-website and has written a book on living green.



Vartan is a science, environmental, and travel writer who specializes in stories about health, animals, design, technology, space, and conscious consumption. She is the founder and editor of the award-winning environmental site, on which her book, “The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Live Fabulously Green,” is based.

Vartan has written for Audubon, CNN Travel, The Daily Beast, Elle, Gizmodo, Inhabitat, Mental Floss, National Geographic, Newsweek, Slate, Scientific American, and Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Magazine. She contributed to MNN (now part of Treehugger) from 2010 to 2019, writing about travel and conscious consumption. 


Vartan has a Master of Fine Arts degree in nonfiction creative writing from Columbia University. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Syracuse University.

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