Summer Rayne Oakes Keeps Rockin' The Green World
Summer Rayne Oakes — activist/model extraordinaire — has just completed a string of green events that makes us hope she gets a little R&R. First off, Summer was one of the leading organizers behind last weekend’s highly successful Power Shift 2007 national summit down in D.C. Over 6,000 youths descended on the nations capital, with many standing before the Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming to voice their concerns on climate change and the environment. The event was extremely well-received and people were particularly impressed and inspired by Van Jones’s address. (Check out the video here)
Previous to this, she was in the Great Bear National Rainforest (north of Vancouver) with Tides Canada. The trip was a donor/funder event and opportunity for Raynes to bring attention to this conservation effort through a journal + images on her news blog. Since this park contains the last intact coastal temperate rainforest in the world (and 20% of the wild salmon population) it’s of great interest to environmentalists. Oakes is helping to raise $1.1 million by December 2007 to round off the final conservation plan of $120 million.
Finally, Oakes has been highly involved in the sustainable fashion scene — from emceeing the Seattle green fashion week, to the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris, to various eco-events in and around New York City. Is this girl busy, or what?
If you would like more information, hit up Summer’s official site!