Go Cornell – Summer Rayne Oakes -EcoFashion Entrepreneur

Fellow Cornellian Summer Rayne Oakes (that’s right, she has her own and very robust Wikipedia page) has exploded and grown as an Environmental Activist in many ways…

Summer Rayne Oakes
Summer Rayne Oakes is a MODEL, MEDIA HOST, WRITER, SPEAKER, AND BRAND STRATEGIST on socio-environmental sustainability, sustainable style, and env’l communications. [SRO: company site]

I personally knew Summer Rayne and had a few classes with her, so let me tell you, she is not only smart and beautiful, she is definitely the woman to help change the world (environmentally that is)…

For more, here is some clippings from Summer Rayne’s Wikipedia page:

Summer Rayne Oakes is an American-born model known for her social entrepreneur work in ecofashion and related sustainability ventures. Because of her close ties to the environment, she is often referred to as “The Eco-model.”

Her work has been featured on CNN, NPR, Fox News, HGTV, Sirius Satellite Radio, NY1, Current TV, Video Fashion News, the Fashion & Beauty Channel, and LinkTV. Recent interviews and articles have appeared in French Vogue, Elle magazine, Lucire, Experience Life, Artist Interviews, Entertainment World, GQ, Healthy Living, E, The Fader, Yogi Times, The Lazy Environmentalist, Sustainable Industries Journal, and Grist Magazine.

In 2007, “Vanity Fair (magazine)” named her a Global Citizen, “Outside (magazine)” named her one of the Top Environmental Activists, and “Cosmopolitan (magazine) named her Fun, Fearless Female.”

On September 5, 2005, Oakes launched “Behind the Label”, a bimonthly sustainable style editorial produced for Lucire. On October 23, 2006, Oakes took over as acting editor for the magazine. In September 2006, Oakes also launched the S4 Newsletter, reporting on sustainability trends in fashion.

Her educational curriculum entitled ECOFASHION 101 links pop culture, fashion, and mainstream media into traditional subject topics and was launched in Philadelphia schools in September 2005.

Summer Rayne was represented by Boss Model Management in New York City from September 2004 to July 2005 until she went under private management. That same month, she founded SRO, a consulting and production firm focused on sustainable business.

Oakes currently co-hosts Eco 4 the World with Andrew Patterson created by Big Durian Productions in Singapore.

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