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Summer Rayne Oakes

This Woman Converted Her Closet Into An Indoor Garden

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.27.2016 | HuffPost Home

You may think you need an outdoor area to have a garden in your home, but repurposing indoor space to bring in some greenery is easier than you think....

Here's How You Can Convert Your Closet Into An Indoor Garden

The Huffington Post | Alex Kushneir | Posted 07.27.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Composting At Home Is Easier Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.18.2016 | HuffPost Home

Composting at home is far more straightforward than one might assume, says Summer Rayne Oakes of Foodstand. With just a bin, some dirt and food waste,...

This Man Helped Save 55% of the Colombian Amazon Rainforest and He's Not Stopping -- Here's Why

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

As the sun started to wane on the horizon, he and his son, Francisco (Pacho) von Hildebrand, the new Executive Director of Gaia rolled out a giant map of South America on a table.

This Astronaut Wants to Fly You to Space

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 04.26.2015 | Good News
Summer Rayne Oakes

Becoming an astronaut is easily the dream of many but sometimes that's all it ever is -- a dream. For Leland, who happens to be the 13th African American astronaut, that all became a reality through patience, hard work, and a knack for problem solving.

WATCH: Model Shows You How To Garden Any Time Of Year

Posted 09.24.2013 | HuffPost Home

Summer Rayne Oakes takes time out of her busy schedule as a model, entrepreneur and activist to give us a peek inside her Brooklyn home and site of he...

How to Make Wild Garlic Bulbet Biscuits

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 07.03.2013 | Taste
Summer Rayne Oakes

A a foraged recipe, compliments of pastry chef Sarah Villamere from Langdon Hall in Toronto

Forage for Your Supper

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Summer Rayne Oakes

As a city dweller of nine years, I've come to realize that I now rely entirely on others to fetch, forage and farm my food. Sure, I cook for myself and grow some key herbs, but besides that, I am completely reliant on others for my daily dose of nutrition.

Build a Vertical Garden in Your Home

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 08.25.2013 | HuffPost Home
Summer Rayne Oakes

Having filled up just about every horizontal surface with flora, I turned to the wall for inspiration. I had seen plenty of outdoor gardens but I wanted to get a sense as to whether it was possible to build a healthy vertical garden in my home.

The Skinny of Fashion's Body-Image Issue

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 07.21.2013 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

Model Kate Dillon and Summer Rayne Oakes talk about body image and fashion.

Would You Pay a Penny/lb of Veggies to Stop Slavery?

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Summer Rayne Oakes

Sanjay Rawal, director of Food Chains discusses with us in the first episode of "SRO Conversations" why a "Penny for Pound" policy may just work to help bring an end to modern-day slavery of domestic farmworkers in America.

Steve McCurry Talks About His Career, Dying Twice and the Pirelli Calendar

Joy Yoon | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Joy Yoon

For over three decades, Steve McCurry has traveled the globe capturing unseen conflict with his astounding images of war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq. His storied career has produced an incredible wealth of genuinely humbling images.

The Pirelli Calendar's Soulful Departure

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Summer Rayne Oakes

Instead of the calendar that we often come to expect, featuring artistic nudes, Pirelli and McCurry opted for a less expected route. They chose, instead, to feature eleven women fully clothed -- all of who work on environmental and humanitarian causes.

For Love of Nature

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

2012-12-05-Screenshot20121205at2.28.07PM.jpgIt was my sophomore year of college when I discovered Tom Eisner's class: For Love of Nature.

The Facts on Fracking: Interview with Barbara Arrindell of DCS

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

A topic of controversy for the last number of years, hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking) has become a serious concern among citizens. In this interview, Barbara Arrindell shares the 101 on natural gas exploration.

Fashion Industry Considers Biodiversity When Sourcing Materials

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

Though it is a term that is arguably clunkier than "sustainability" -- biodiversity is slowly becoming a topic of interest within the sphere of sourcing and design.

Top 3 Sustainable Design Competitions of 2012

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 04.04.2012 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

In just a decade, sustainable design has gone from obscurity to the international spotlight. This year, a series of sustainable design competitions across the globe are set to keep it front and center.

eXtinction Film Is a Powerful PSA for the Environment

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Summer Rayne Oakes

eXtinction is an environmental art short that brings together powerful storytelling and stirring imagery.

Uniform Project Pilot Series: Summer Rayne Oakes

Sheena Matheiken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sheena Matheiken

In our final installment of the Uniform Project Pilot Series, we have a chat with model, activist, entrepreneur and March pilot, Summer Rayne Oakes. A...

Top "10" Green Twitter Tweeters (Who You Should Follow)

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Waylon Lewis

Just three active months on Twitter later, I've gained 4,900 followers -- and, more importantly, Twitter is among my web site's top ten traffic sources.

High-End African Design Debuts in New York, NY

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

The large size, intricate detailing, and one-of-a-kind artisan craftsmanship makes the Sofala plate the epitome of fine African art.

Style, Naturally: Summer Rayne Oakes' Guide to Green Fashion and Beauty for Every Woman (Not Just Greenies!)

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Starre Vartan

Summer Rayne Oakes' own life is a study in how to make ethical choices work in the real world. She's a model (for ecofriendly fashion labels), environ...

What the World Needs Now: a Green Jon Stewart.

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

A mainstream talk show would reach millions of Americans each night, and in so doing, do for green interests what Jon Stewart has done for politics: make it accessible.

Book writing in an Italian restaurant

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

I don't know how many times it took dinner with Shawn to light a fire under my ass--maybe three? Maybe four? I don't even remember the restaurant, but...