Image credit: balance photography

Image credit: balance photography

Susanna is a contributing blogger and go-to web person for Sister Eden. She addresses environmentalism through sometimes unusual topics, and regularly talks about the everyday difficulties and triumphs of “going green.”

Susanna was raised to have respect for and obligation toward the natural world. Spending summers in Western North Carolina, the Parker family watchword was “leave no trace” and to this day she still has a deep disdain for those who think the world is their trashcan. At the University of Maryland University College she studied Environmental Management and Natural Science, and began incorporating even more “green” practices into her life. Like a true Marylander, she’s passionate about the Chesapeake Bay and its restoration. Not to mention Old Bay.

Susanna and her husband Palmer live in a small house next to Rock Creek Park with their cats Loki (no relation to Lori and John’s Loki) and Goblin. In her free time, Susanna is an avid bicyclist and amateur crafter. She and Palmer purchased a kegerator for their home (because it’s greener than bottles or cans!) and can regularly be found enjoying craft beer and food sourced from their neighborhood farmers’ market.