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

Freeze your Parmesan cheese rind, add it to a soup later

Next time you near the end of your Parmesan cheese, save the rind in the freezer. It's perfect for minestrone soup--add it to give the soup more...

Compost, even in an apartment

Composting is a great way to rescue all sorts of things from the landfill--from paper bags to food scraps. And, it's doable even if you don't have...

Have a clothing swap

Instead of going out to shop, stay in and swap the clothes you don't wear anymore with your friends. Benefits include: a fun time with your friends...

Buy energy-efficient electronics

Home electronics such as DVD players and flat screen TVs are popular gifts. Many brands are certified Energy Star which means they use up to 50...

Properly dispose of your used motor oil and fix your car if it is leaking

Each year, over 16 million gallons of oil run into our oceans from our streets and driveways. That is more than one and a half times the Exxon...

Cut back or curb your use of fertilizers

Excess fertilizer that makes it into our oceans through urban runoff can increase the growth rate of plankton. As a result, algae naturally found...
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Carpool to work! You can cut your gas consumption by half or more. Or, use no gas at all: Ride a bike

Why leave the carpool lanes empty while you sit alone in your car stuck in traffic? See if your employer has a carpooling program. If not, discuss...

Experiment with generating energy at home, such as solar and wind power

With a motor and some piping, it's surprisingly easy to build this inexpensive, efficient wind generator - and enjoy free energy forever....
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Consider buying an electric vehicle

Electric vehicles are just now entering the U.S. market, and consumers may be surprised to learn the ways they help reduce emissions beyond just...

Ride share

Commute to work or school by bus, carpool, or tandem bicycle! Travel is always more fun with friends and family!

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