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.
Many scientists are urging the White House to toughen U.S. smog standards. Sarah Gardner reports on growing concerns over our dirty skies and how ethanol's become part of the search for a solution.
Alternative fuel cars and trucks accounted for 9 percent of U.S. auto sales last year. That's way more than automakers expected — and you might be surprised which state led the pack.
A Texas power company wants to build 16 new coal-fired power plants and the governor is ready to fast-track the plan. That's sparked an all-out environmental war — with some strange bedfellows working together on the frontlines.