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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.