Adriene Hill is a senior multimedia reporter for the Marketplace sustainability desk, with a focus on consumer issues and the individual relationship to sustainability and the environment. 

Hill joined Marketplace in 2010 and helped cover the BP oil spill as well as work on one ofMarketplace’s most successful and popular online features “Future Jobs-O-Matic.”  Hill’s biggest job satisfaction is being able to ask really smart people all sorts of questions.

Prior to joining Marketplace, Hill worked at WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio) first as an intern, then producer of the local show Eight Forty-Eight, then news desk editor and reporter. 

Hill has received numerous awards for her contribution to a project she worked on at WBEZ called “Inside & Out.” They include: Associated Press Illinois – Best Investigative Series and Best Series/Documentary; Lisagor awards – Online Investigative Reporting and Public Affairs Programming; Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi – Public Service Award; RTDNA Murrow Awards – Best Continuing Coverage; and PRNDI National – Best Multi-Media Presentation, First Place Enterprise/Investigative, First Place Series.

Hill is a graduate of Amherst College where she was a double major and earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and economics. She also received her master’s degree in political science from Northwestern University.

A native of Celo, N.C., Hill currently resides in Los Angeles where the weather is really as good as people say it is. In her spare time, she likes to hike, cook and sew.

Features By Adriene Hill

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"Green" beauty products are in demand

Beauty is pain -- and sometimes harsh chemicals. But more beauty products in the market are coming out with "green" and "eco-friendly" formulas -- although how green they are depends how the company defines those words.
Posted In: Environment
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What are the chemicals in cosmetics and beauty products? How safe is my nail polish?

There are hundreds of chemicals in beauty products--some of which are bad for you and bad for the environment....
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More sustainable: E-readers or books?

By some estimates, nearly 1 in 10 homes will have e-readers by the end of the year. But as the e-reader market heats up, what's better for the environment: good old regular books or electronic readers? Adriene Hill reports.
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Which is better for the environment, an e-reader or paper books?

Easy Answer: It depends on how much you read and where you get your paper books....
Posted In: Books, Environment, Kindle, sustainability
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A Xerox beyond copy machines?

It's hard to think of Xerox beyond making copies, but the Xerox is trying to get recognized for its services beyond copying, like document management. Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports.
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Is canning safe? How do I do it? We've got a step-by-step slideshow!

Maybe it's the bounty at our local farmers' markets, maybe it's the desire for a comfort-hobby. Whatever the reason, we and our friends over at NPR...
Posted In: canning, garden, gardening, jam, jarring, jars, putting food up, tomato sauce
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Does wine packaging matter when it comes to the environment?

Easy Answer: Yes. Wine-in-the-box may be your best choice....
Posted In: carbon dioxide, champagne, cork, Environment, wine
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Economic & environmental cost of pets

Just how environmentally friendly are your cute and cuddly pets? And how much will they cost you? Sustainability reporter Adriene Hill talks with Bill Radke about the your pet's carbon paw print. Plus, view a slideshow of environmentally-friendly pets.
Posted In: Environment
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What do you think: Is it OK for kids to capture fireflies and bugs to learn about nature?

When I was a kid I'd spend summer nights collecting fireflies. I wasn't interested in killing them--just capturing them and watching them flash in...
Posted In: Bugs, catching, conservation, fireflies, insects, nature, summer

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