Articles by: Starre Vartan

Creative Arts

Jewelry Made From Crashed Cars? Talk About Recycling!

Jewelry Made From Crashed Cars? Talk About Recycling!

CRASH jewelry is made from Teslas, Mercedes and other damaged luxury cars.

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Ecology

Climate Change-Friendly Milk That Empowers African Women: Camels Are the New Cows

Climate Change-Friendly Milk That Empowers African Women: Camels Are the New Cows

Kenya’s increasingly severe dry spells are putting pressure on the country’s cow and goat farmers. But a project in Isiolo is helping women tap into a booming – and drought-resistant – source of income: camel milk.

by × August 22, 2016 × 0 comments

Creative Arts

Summer Reads: Back in Time to One 70s Counterculture Experiment in Vermont

Summer Reads: Back in Time to One 70s Counterculture Experiment in Vermont

What really happens when young people move to the woods for a simpler life?

by × August 18, 2016 × 0 comments

HomeSoul

This Summer, Host a Backyard Movie Marathon: Here’s How

This Summer, Host a Backyard Movie Marathon: Here’s How

Warm evenings are the perfect time to host a movie night outside. Here’s how to pull it off.

by × August 8, 2016 × 0 comments

Fair Fashion

Handmade Pink Oxfords and Recycled Rainbow Bags from Guatemalan Artisans

Handmade Pink Oxfords and Recycled Rainbow Bags from Guatemalan Artisans

We always made ask ourselves, “How can we give back a little bit?”

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HomeSoul

3 Delicious Ways to Use Overripe Summer Fruit

3 Delicious Ways to Use Overripe Summer Fruit

I’ve come up with three surefire ways to deal with my fruit glut.

by × August 2, 2016 × 1 comment

Fair Fashion

El Voyage Brings the Beauty of Mayan Art to the World

El Voyage Brings the Beauty of Mayan Art to the World

The project employs more than 100 community members that are living custodians of beautiful and ancient artisan skills.

by × August 1, 2016 × 0 comments

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