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.
Green power is good for the environment, right? Southern Californians are finding out it's not that simple, as utilities plan new "energy corridors" for renewable power. Sarah Gardner reports.
Manufacturing giant GE is touting its green credentials, saying sales of energy-friendly products are on the rise. But what about those still-dirty diesel locomotives? The company says it's taking a "balanced" approach.
The magazine PR Week hosts a conference today for marketing types to swap stories and advice on "going green." So as more and more companies launch new environmental initiatives, how can you tell what's just window dressing? Sarah Gardner looks into it.
Twenty-one years ago today, the world witnessed the worst nuclear accident in history at Chernobyl. But that was literally a lifetime ago for students about to graduate, and they're eager to work in the industry, Sarah Gardner reports.