Jo Starr

Goodwill in Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Jo Starr

Goodwill in Flagstaff, AZ, USA

I'm a Southern Girl living in Flagstaff, AZ. I've lived a few places in this country and love to travel. I have so many interests, it's hard to decide what to write here!

I have my own business, Shining Starr Home Cleaning & Organizing. I love helping people clean, organize, and decorate their homes in inexpensive, eco-friendly ways. Since having a messy, unattractive, or cluttered home is a tremendous source of stress in many people's lives, my business motto is "REDUCE THE STRESS THAT COMES WITH THE MESS!"

I love animals, and have adopted 5 cats and 3 dogs. We (my husband and I) also have 2 chickens. I volunteer regularly at a local animal shelter, Second Chance Center for Animals (www.secondchancecenter.org). I'm very interested in animal welfare, and oppose puppy mills, animal abuse, and dogfighting (and other animal fighting rings).

I have a degree in Environmental Studies and am interested in anything that has to do with conservation or environmental issues. My home is entirely solar powered so I don't have to pay electric bills or support what is primarily a coal industry. Just a few of my interests in this area: renewable energy, electric cars, recycling, DIY reuse/upcycle projects, organic & GMO-free foods, wildlife conservation & endangered species protection, water conservation, air quality, sustainable/green building, etc. You name it, I've probably researched it at least a little.

I am also concerned with many other social justice issues, like fair trade, poverty alleviation, homelessness, and sweatshops, among others. I try to "vote with my money" by shopping local and avoiding large chains, especially those known to abuse their workers. I won't mention names, but the big one I can't stand was started in Arkansas. Any guesses?

In my spare time (if I had any) I would love to read, travel, ride my motorcycle, visit with friends and make new ones, volunteer more, and adopt more animals. I love to write and I've gotten hooked on social media. You can find me on most of the major internet social networks.

Even if you don't know anything at all about astrology (I don't), you might just figure out from reading all of the above, that I'm a Gemini. Guess what - I'm bipolar too! LOOK OUT, WORLD!

  • Work
    • Starr Organizing Services
  • Education
    • University of Minnesota, BS Environmental Studies