Sarah Backhouse was born in the UK and raised in Australia and Japan. She graduated with Bachelors degrees in Economics and Japanese Studies from the Australian National University and Keio University, Tokyo, and speaks fluent Japanese.
A TV host, writer and producer, Sarah has lived in Sydney, London and Los Angeles, where she worked for a diverse array of broadcasters including: CNBC, BBC, PBS, Fine Living, Sci Fi Channel and Discovery.
Sarah currently anchors The Planet 100, a daily online news show for Discovery’s Planet Green. She also hosts and writes for other green media networks including: Mother Nature Network; Huffington Post; Causecast; G Living; and Worth Magazine’s Philanthropy section.
Sarah emceed the Women in Green Forum and has covered sustainability conferences worldwide including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Global Climate Summit and Fortune’s Brainstorm Green. She is on the media committee of the UN affiliated Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO).