Sarah Gardner is a reporter on the Marketplace sustainability desk covering sustainability news spots and features. Gardner’s past projects include “Consumed,” “The Next American Dream,” “Jobs of the Future,” and “Climate Race,” to name a few. Gardner began her career at Marketplace as a freelancer and was hired as business editor and back-up host to David Brancaccio in the mid-90s. Prior to her work at Marketplace, Gardner was a public radio freelancer in Los Angeles, a staff reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, a commercial radio reporter in Massachusetts and an editor/reporter for a small town newspaper in Minnesota.  Throughout her career she’s enjoyed those light bulb moments in interviews when she gets an unexpected answer that leads to a compelling news story.  Gardner is the recipient of several awards including a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Finance Journalism (1997), an AlfredI.duPont-Columbia University Award (1996-1997) and a George Foster Peabody Award, the oldest and most prestigious media award (2000). Gardner attended Carleton College where she received her bachelor’s degree in religion and Columbia University where she received her master’s degree in journalism. A native of Waukesha,Wis., Gardner resides in Los Angeles.

Features By Sarah Gardner

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Keeping harmful chemicals out of water

A House panel is investigating how to prevent endocrine disruptors -- synthetic chemicals found in everyday products -- from getting into drinking water. Health advocates say the chemicals harm human reproduction. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Health
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Baby steps to stem greenhouse gases

The failure of the Copenhagen talks, a key Republican victory in the Senate and the recession have all hurt the prospects for serious cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Where does that leave us? Sarah Gardner reports.
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Court to decide if Google library is legal

A hearing today in a New York courtroom will determine whether a controversial deal between Google and two big groups of authors and publishers should stand. Sarah Gardner explores why some feel copyright law may be in danger.
Posted In: Internet
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The problem with marketing health food

First Lady Michelle Obama will lead a new campaign to fight childhood obesity. Nutrition advocates say part of this fight is making healthy food more appealing. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Food, Health
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Obama hits oil slick in energy debate

President Obama met with 11 governors to try to get support for his energy policies, which would shift the nation away from fossil fuels. He's still got come convincing to do. Sarah Gardner reports.
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Publisher gets tough on Amazon

Prior to the introduction of Apple's iPad, Amazon had a near-lock on setting prices for e-books. But Apple's entry into the market is making the online retail giant re-kindle its relationship with publishers. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Internet
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NFL tries to hike Pro Bowl interest

For the first time in its history, the NFL's Pro Bowl game is being played before the Super Bowl instead of after. Sarah Gardner reports the change in game plan has produced a hiccup or two.
Posted In: Sports
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Green investors await better U.S. policy

The U.S. is expected to make a voluntary pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in time to meet a United Nations deadline, but investors may want more. Sarah Gardner reports.
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SEC sets new climate disclosure rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to force companies to disclose more information on the bottom line risks they might face from climate change. Sarah Gardner reports.
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Global warming's new marketing angle

Republican pollster Frank Luntz has advised Environmental Defense Fund president Fred Krupp to frame the global warming pitch to the public in a way that highlights job creation and national security. Sarah Gardner reports.

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