Newly based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Starre is a freelance writer who specializes in science stories (with a focus on animals and technology, and water resources) and conscious consumption topics—including travel, fashion, design, and mental health. (See selected writings here.)
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A problogger and editor with over 10 years of experience, Starre has written for print magazines including New York, Audubon, Metropolis, Whole Living (Martha Stewart), and Coco Eco.
Online, her work has appeared at Scientific American, Pacific Standard, Mental Floss, Inhabitat, Elle, and From the Grapevine. She currently writes for the Huffington Post, is the conscious consumption and travel columnist for MNN.com, and is the Sustainable Destinations Expert for LuxuryTravel.About.com.
Starre is the founder and editor of Eco-Chick.com, an award-winning 10-year-old website that covers ethical travel, eco fashion, natural beauty, environmental art and worldchanging women. Eco-Chick and Starre have been featured in the New York Times (thrice), the Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Glamour, Self, Elle.com and many green blogs. Starre has been featured as an expert on morning news shows for ABC-7 NY, Fox, & the WBNY.
Previously, Starre was managing editor of Greenopia.com; a contributor-at-large to Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine; the editor-at-large for Coco Eco magazine, a style editor at Plenty magazine; a dining columnist for the Fairfield County Weekly; the ‘Green Guru’ columnist for Audubon Magazine; the ‘StarrePower’ columnist at Hearst’s The Daily Green; and was a contributing writer for 8 years to E/The Environmental Magazine.
Her first book, “The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Live Fabulously Green,” was published by St. Martin’s Press in September, 2008. The book got a great review in the New York Times Style section.
Starre was born in Sydney, Australia and is a dual citizen of the US and Australia, having split her youth between the beaches Down Under, the Hudson Highlands of New York, and NYC.
She has lived or sojourned in Madrid, Spain; Berkeley, California; Western Massachusetts; Norwalk, Connecticut; Big Island, Hawaii; Manhattan; Wren, Oregon; and currently, Berkeley (again!). She’ll be spending the Summer of 2016 in Olympia, Washington.
Starre has traveled to 28 countries….and counting. She shares her home with her partner, Simon, and her beloved cat Josephine.