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Matt Berger was the former Digital Director at Marketplace and has worked as a journalist and digital producer for over a decade in the areas of business, technology and arts and lifestyle.

Berger started his journalism career as a daily newspaper reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the height of the tech boom in 2000, he got a job in downtown San Francisco covering high tech and venture capital for the Silicon Valley magazine Upside and its website. When Upside went downside in the 2001 dot-com bubble, Berger moved a few blocks down Market Street as a technology reporter and correspondent for a global news wire service operated by magazine and Internet publisher IDG.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2010, Berger was the Executive Producer for Interactive at The Taunton Press, a publisher of lifestyle magazines, books, and digital products.

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Features by Matt Berger

Cut your driving by a quarter

If everyone in the country cut their driving by a quarter, total U.S. emissions would fall by 5.5 percent. Vehicles account for just over half o...

Buy electric vehicles

It's cool that cars can burn clean solar or wind power instead of dirty fossil fuels. And they are super fun!...

Stop using single-use plastics

Plastics pose a significant threat to our oceans and planet. Part of the problem is plastic itself. They very qualities that make it an adaptable...

Keep track of your energy use with a home energy monitor

Building your own power monitor isn't too tough and can save money and electricity. Phil Torrone and Limor Fried wanted to measure their household...
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Eat less meat

Animal feed uses up most of the grain produced in the country, and not very efficiently. All that grain protein could feed people, instead! Meat...

Sparkle longer with LED Holiday Lights

Consider using LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights in place of incandescent lights to decorate homes and Christmas trees. Longer lasting L...
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Cook efficiently

For meals, serve organic and locally grown foods as often as possible. Do not preheat your oven. It wastes significant amounts of energy. Instead,...

Do a home energy audit

A home energy audit is the first step in figuring out how you can reduce your energy consumption and your energy bills. Sure, it sounds a little...
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Don't blindly trust food-use expiration dates

There's a fair amount of caution built into expiration dates. Food makers must account for close to the worst-case-scenario when setting those...

Plant an ocean-friendly garden

Runoff from residential landscapes affects the quality of our oceans. The sediment in water reduces clarity; nutrients increase algae populations...
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