Starre is a freelance writer who specializes in science stories (with a focus on animals, geology, space, technology, and water resources) and conscious consumption topics—including travel, fashion, design, and mental health. (See selected writings here.)

A writer and editor with over 15 years of experience, Starre has written for: National Geographic, CNN Travel, Newsweek, Slate, Gizmodo, Scientific American, The Daily Beast, NRDC, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, Inhabitat, Elle, New York, Audubon, Metropolis, Whole Living (Martha Stewart), XOJane, and Coco Eco.

Currently, she is the New Media Editor at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and social editor at the Apparel Impact Initiative. Her memoir has been published by Medium and Marie Claire, and her nonfiction creative writing has been published in the American Literary Review.

Starre was the conscious consumption and travel columnist for for nearly a decade, from 2010-2019.

Starre has taught blogging, writing, and strategy for mission-based companies, and consults for Fortune-500 companies and small businesses.

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Starre is the founder and editor of, an award-winning 14-year-old website that covers ethical travel, eco fashion, 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,, international publications, and many green blogs. Starre has been featured as an expert on HuffPost Live, and morning news shows for ABC-7 NY, Fox, & the WBNY.


Previously, Starre was the Sustainable Destinations Expert for; managing editor of; 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; Olympia, Washington; Berkeley (again!); and now Bainbridge Island in Washington.

Starre has traveled to 29 countries….and counting. She shares her home with her partner, Simon, her beloved cat Josephine, and way too many plants.

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