Articles by: Starre Vartan

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 × 1 comment

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