Starre Vartan

Writer

Expertise

Environment, Science, Green Living, Sustainable Travel

Education

Columbia University, Syracuse University

Introduction

Starre is a science, environmental, and travel writer who specializes in stories about green living, sustainable design and fashion, green technology, and conscious consumption.

Experience

Trained as a geologist, Starre worked as an environmental scientist and educator before switching to writing about her passion: the natural world. She also worked advocating for animal rights and as a screenwriter focused on scientific content.

Starre is the founder and editor of Eco-Chick.com, an award-winning environmental site focused on green lifestyle, environmental issues, and women empowerment. Her book, “The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Live Fabulously Green,” is based on this website. She has also lived off the grid and traveled widely, exploring green destinations around the world.

Her work has been featured in Audubon, CNN Travel, The Daily Beast, Elle, Gizmodo, Inhabitat, Mental Floss, National Geographic, Newsweek, Slate, Scientific American, and Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Magazine.

Education

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.

Treehugger and Dotdash

Our mission at Treehugger, a Dotdash brand, is to provide advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green living novice. We hope our content gives you the confidence to purchase a better dishwasher, build a green beauty routine, or simply learn more about the world around you. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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