About Lori Hill
Lori Hill is a plant eater, trash picker upper, climate activist, YouTube personality, wife, and mom to 5 boys: 2 human, 2 cats, and 1 dog.
On a mission to do all she can to take better care of the planet, Lori created Sister Eden Media, a green lifestyle company, to inspire others to give a darn and live more mindfully on Earth. She shares tips on her web site and YouTube channel, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and also frequently appears on television.
Every winter since 2007, Lori dons her bikini and participates in the Chesapeake Climate Action Network’s Polar Bear Plunge and in 2013, she was named a Climate Hero for her work in raising awareness about climate change. It was CCAN that started Lori on her green journey after she saw the Oscar-winning movie An Inconvenient Truth.
Lori made a name for herself as an award-winning producer of eco-conscious special events through her previous company lori hill event productions. During that time, she produced award galas, fundraisers, product launches, trade shows and conferences for clients such as the United Nations Environmental Programme and the United States Green Building Council. She also served as the co-founder and co-executive producer of the Mid-Atlantic Green Wedding Showcase, an annual trade show featuring sustainable wedding and event vendors as well as an eco fashion show.
Lori has spoken around the world to educate her colleagues and clients about how to make their events more sustainable and how to live and work more eco-consciously. She was also an industry leader, having served as the president of the Greater Washington, DC chapter of the International Live Events Association (ILEA), formerly ISES, the year it was named International ILEA Chapter of the Year. She also served on the ILEA International Board of Governors for three years. In 2012, Lori won the Esprit of the Year Award for Most Inspirational Person. That same year, after 16 years in the event business, she decided to concentrate full time on sharing her green message and launched Sister Eden Media in December 2012.
At the age of 47, she married John, a widower she met on GreenSingles.com and became an instantaneous full-time mother to John’s young sons Adam and Bryan. Along with rescue pets Odin the Dog and brother cats Loki and Thor, they all live together in Takoma Park, Maryland in a 1940s-era home that was renovated to include numerous sustainable features.
A vegetarian for 11 years, after seeing the movie Cowspiracy, Lori adopted a vegan diet. On any given day, you can find Lori walking her dog Odin along the streets of her neighborhood while picking up trash.
A graduate of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, Lori also graduated from The Event Management Program at The George Washington University.