Summer Rayne Oakes: Ecofashion & ‘Green Collar’ Jobs.

Via Walk The Talk Show
on Jun 27, 2008
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Summer Rayne Oakes—the ecomodel who was featured in a two page spread in Vanity Fair as a leader in turning the world green—with elephant journal’s founder, Waylon Lewis, at LOHAS 2008, in Boulder, Colorado.


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17 Responses to “Summer Rayne Oakes: Ecofashion & ‘Green Collar’ Jobs.”

  1. Anna says:

    I thought that last bit was the most communicative portion of that whole interview.
    It makes sense, it is not about the one person talking about themselves and what they do but more about the collective and having that one person (or many people) inspiring and educating people to go do their own things, whatever that may be.
    I like to call it being an active member of the global cultural movement for a sustainable future….and Summer is pretty cool too ;P

  2. Congressman Chris Shays who is on the board of advisors at the Planet Green channel
    has launched a Green Jobs program in SouthWestern Connecticut with

  3. Lawrence says:

    You can tell she is really fun, enlightened, and down-to-earth. Great point about the “media, conferences of today cannot look like those of tomorrow.”

  4. Andrew L says:

    Great interview. I'm glad to see she is looking outside the normal outlets of "green" to push the issue

  5. […] Okay, okay, we just want you to watch Summer Rayne’s conversation at LOHAS with elephant re: green collar jobs and ecofashion. Oh, wait, I linked that wrong. Here’s her conversation at LOHAS with elephant re: green collar jobs and ecofashion. Oh, wait, I linked that wrong. Heeere’s her conversation at LOHAS with elephant re: green collar jobs and ecofashion. Really. […]

  6. Ted Gibbons says:

    Simple well put. And simply well put together!
    Okay, that was so juvenile of me to do, but hey!

  7. […] one. Well, get thee to GreenUpgrader, after you’ve watched and rudely commented on at least two of my almost childlike attempts at being a talk show […]

  8. Lucy Esquire says:


  9. […] Rayne, a model who’s become ‘the’ spokeswoman for responsible/ethical/green/eco-fashion, goes on to discuss her favorite companies who are […]

  10. […] Right livelihood. Whether your job is of boring benefit (plumbing) or glamorous (ecofashion) doesn’t matter. Just try and synch your morals and what you spend 8 hours a day, or more, […]

  11. […] Zaleski: she’s beating me at my own game (as are Summer Rayne Oakes, Graham Hill, Simran Sethi, Boise Thomas, Sara Snow, and about 5,000 others)…becoming the […]

  12. […] we interviewed our old/young friend Summer Rayne Oakes at LOHAS conference in Boulder, Colorado. At that conference, we were happy to offer super eco (reused, […]

  13. […] so I say again: there are a few people—Ben. Arianna. Redford. Simran. Sara. Olivia. SRO. Glatzer. Graham—already in a position to effect real change in the fight against climate […]

  14. […] we interviewed Endangered Species Chocolate, Denise Hamler, Planet Green’s CEO, ecomodel Summer Rayne Oakes, founder Graham Hill, many others) and writing daily reviews of the LOHAS action and […]

  15. […] elephant journal (when it was a print magazine) a couple eons ago. We’ve since blogged (and interviewed her) re: her tireless work for Mother Earth many times. And though she’s less of a model than […]

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