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.


Features by Matt Berger

Use reusable containers instead of disposable plastic bags for lunch

Reusable containers aren't just for the fridge. Use them to bring your lunch to work or school. It's less plastic and less money.

Turn off your power strip if it's not in use

These days, everything's plugged into power strips. So when you're not using them, just switch the power strip off. You save electricity and money.

Dump disposable coffee cups at the office

You don't need paper coffee cups at work, do you? Have all employees bring their own mugs. It'll reduce office waste.

Compost your food scraps!

Compost food scraps instead of throwing them away. If you do not have a compost bin, dig post holes, fill them with compost-able scraps, then cover...

Become a Leftover Lover. Save what's left of your meals and take home restaurants leftovers

You've invested the time and money in creating or buying your food. Why wouldn't you save it for another time?...

Harvest usable components from devices and redeploy them

Do you want to stop taking the notion of living in a throwaway society to its worst conclusion? You can revive electronic roadkill in a number of...

Switch to a competitive electricity provider offering renewable or clean energy options

In states that participate in competitive retail electricity markets, business and residential consumers have the ability to choose from a variety...
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Light up the night safely

Consider using LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights in place of incandescent lights to decorate homes and Christmas trees. Longer lasting LED...
Posted In: home

EXCERPT: All The Devils Are Here

The following excerpt is from All The Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera. More about the...

All The Devils Are Here

Title: All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis Author: Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover...
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