Starre Vartan has been an environmental journalist for almost a decade, focusing on natural beauty, eco fashion and sustainable living on her blog, Eco Chick, on which her book, The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green (St. Martin’s Press), is based.

Starre was chosen as one of Glamour Magazine’s ‘Green Women’ for their 70th anniversary issue last year, and has written for a number of online and print venues, including guest-blogging at, contributing to E/The Environmental Magazine, writing the ‘Green Guru’ column at Audubon Magazine, and style editing at Plenty Magazine.

She was most recently managing editor for She is currently a regular contributor to The Huffington Post in the Green and Style sections, as well as writing for and Starre has fun appearing on TV and radio as a green living expert and also consults on green and lifestyle topics.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Starre holds a BS in Geology, a BA in English and a minor in Biology. Having recently completed coursework for a Master of Fine Arts in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, she looks forward to graduating in 2011.

Starre lives on the Connecticut shore in a 100-year old Victorian house (that she is slowly greening) with a rescued cocker spaniel and two fluffy cats. When not on the road visiting her family in Australia or checking out swimming holes the world over, she gardens, makes videos, hikes, mountain bikes and snowboards.