Articles by: Starre Vartan

Ecology

Happy Tequila Day! Did You Know Plastics Can Be Made from Tequila By-Products?

Happy Tequila Day! Did You Know Plastics Can Be Made from Tequila By-Products?

Ford Motor Company has teamed up with Jose Cuervo to figure out how to use the waste agave fiber to make bioplastics for vehicles.

by × July 22, 2016 × 0 comments

Health Is Beauty

Which Companies Are Totally Failing At Dealing with Microbead Pollution?

Which Companies Are Totally Failing At Dealing with Microbead Pollution?

“The industry as a whole is failing to regulate the use of microplastics everyday products.”

by × July 20, 2016 × 0 comments

Creative Arts

Summer Reads:  Fascinating “Beer Money” Memoir Details Stroh Beer Family’s Demise

Summer Reads: Fascinating “Beer Money” Memoir Details Stroh Beer Family’s Demise

An emotional narrative details a wealthy daughter’s place in a troubled family, and how she triumphed.

by × July 18, 2016 × 0 comments

HomeSoul

Smokefree Aromatherapy for a Lovely Smelling Home—Naturally

Smokefree Aromatherapy for a Lovely Smelling Home—Naturally

I found a safe, clean, nontoxic way to scent my home with gorgeous floral loveliness!

by × July 15, 2016 × 0 comments

Ecology

What’s Summer Like in Far-North Norway?

What’s Summer Like in Far-North Norway?

Most days, the seas are heaving, and sometimes the land heaves with it – there had been four earthquakes the day before our arrival.

by × July 1, 2016 × 0 comments

Escapes

An Ethical Traveler’s Oasis in Austin: The Park Lane Guesthouse

An Ethical Traveler’s Oasis in Austin: The Park Lane Guesthouse

Bikes, chickens, a giant Oak tree, and a hostess-with-the-mostess; Park Lane is perfect for the eco adventurer.

by × June 24, 2016 × 1 comment

Escapes

What’s a Bee Butler? And Why Does the Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver Have One?

What’s a Bee Butler? And Why Does the Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver Have One?

The hotel is part of a lifeline for urban bees.

by × June 7, 2016 × 0 comments

Ecology

1/3 of Women and Girls Worldwide Don’t Have Toilets: Here’s Why That’s a Feminist and Environmental Issue

1/3 of Women and Girls Worldwide Don’t Have Toilets: Here’s Why That’s a Feminist and Environmental Issue

And could toilets create livelihoods for women?

by × June 6, 2016 × 2 comments

Fair Fashion

Fashion Revolution Day 2016: San Francisco’s “Fash Mob” Takes Over Union Square!

Fashion Revolution Day 2016: San Francisco’s “Fash Mob” Takes Over Union Square!

We marched and chanted; shoppers listened.

by × May 26, 2016 × 1 comment

Escapes

Ethical in Venice Beach, Featuring Gudrun Sjoden: How I Wear Ecofashion

Ethical in Venice Beach, Featuring Gudrun Sjoden: How I Wear Ecofashion

Oh, California.

by × April 28, 2016 × 1 comment