Angela Kim is the Marketplace Public Insight analyst, responsible for outreach efforts that engage the public and encourage them to share their insights on topics Marketplace covers via social media, multimedia projects, and the Public Insight Network (PIN). In addition to producing content for PIN, Kim is also the producer/editor for the Marketplace Whiteboard video web series. Prior to her position as PIN analyst, Kim was the Marketplace sustainability desk producer and was responsible for special projects, including live public events, radio program specials, and multimedia web and social media components dealing with sustainability. Before joining Marketplace in 2009, Kim was a producer with the weekly news magazine program Weekend America that aired nationally. She contributed to Public Radio International’s Here and Now, and to the national Asian America public radio show pilot As I Am: Asians In America, for which she received a 2008 Gracie Allen Award. In 2010, she was a fellow with the East-West Center’s Korea-U.S. Journalists Exchange where she traveled to South Korea with six other journalists to learn about Korea’s trade dealings, North and South Korea relations, and green tech innovations. Kim earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from University of California, Irvine and a master’s degree in journalism at Emerson College in Boston. A native of Irvine, Calif., Kim currently lives in Los Angeles, with past residences in Sweden, Massachusetts and Minnesota. In her free time, you can find her contributing to American Public Media’s The Splendid Table, traveling, and updating her food blog, angelaishere.com.

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Features by Angela Kim

Stop buying bottled water.

Look, you've probably heard this a hundred times by now, but it's true. Tap water is fine, and in many cases, purer than some bottled water. If...

Recycle aluminum foil.

We thought we'd give you a really easy one. If your foil isn't too gunky, wipe it off with a damp cloth, fold it up, and put it away for the next...

Stop eating meat.

Average farm animal eats 16 times it's weight during its life. Also, there's methane from animal farts and from animal feces. Animal agriculture is...

Shut out the cold.

At night, remember to close the curtains blinds and drapes. Even a flimsy blind can reduce the amount of heat radiating out your windows at night....
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Green your school lunch: eat local.

Most produce in the United States travels an average of 1,500 miles between farm and fork--that creates a lot of transit pollution and can...

Eat at home.

Cook at home more often and enjoy the company of family without the wait. Kill 2 birds w/ 1 stone: Save the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch! Reduces...

Make your own soda!

We bought a Soda Stream a few years ago, because we felt so guilty about all of the containers of Perrier, La Croix, Topo Chico, etc. that filled...

Reuse envelopes.

Many of us receive return address envelopes from companies in the mail which we don't use. We can reuse those envelopes i.e. write your grocery...

Make your own yogurt.

We were spending a small fortune each week on yogurt. Recently, we bought our own yogurt maker (for about $39) and have been making yogurt ever...

Be mindful of your hot tub and other flat surfaces near an A/C compressor.

Our hot tub cover reached temperatures of 172 degrees this summer. It sits less than 15 feet from our air conditioner compressor. I strung an ultra...
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