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Summer Rayne Oakes

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, bu...