Starre Vartan is the founder and editor-in-chief of Eco Chick and its sister site, Eco Chick Escapes, all about ethical travel and style. She’s the author of The Eco-Chick Guide to Life (St. Martin’s Press), and a problogger and oft-quoted green living expert who has been featured in the New York Times, Elle, Glamour and Self magazines.
She is currently a contributor to The Huffington Post, Inhabitat, and Metropolis magazine, as well as the lifestyle columnist for MNN.com, editor-at-large for Coco Eco magazine and contributor-at-large for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine.
Previous positions have included the Green Guru columnist for Audubon magazine, content editor of Greenopia.com, and science writer at Friends of Animals. She holds a BS in Geology and a BA in English from Syracuse University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University.
An active ecofashionista, she has style edited for Plenty magazine and her own site, Eco-Chick, and coordinated runway shows. She splits her time between Connecticut and NYC and calls Sydney, Australia her second home, even though it was her first (as that’s where she was born and most of her family resides). When not writing, blogging, or researching her next book, she is trailrunning, trying to cook, or snowboarding.