Environmental activist and TV host Summer Rayne Oakes to speak

Eco-model, environmental activist and Planet Green television host Summer Rayne Oakes will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Adler Athletic Complex on the Penn State Altoona campus.

Oakes' journey of environmentally and socially relevant modeling has taken her all over the world, as has her work with sustainable development projects, the climate change movement, ecosystem conservation and fair trade. She's been the recipient of many accolades along the way, including "Global Citizen" by Vanity Fair, one of Outside's "Top Environmental Activists," Cosmopolitan's "Fun, Fearless Female of 2007," and one of Amica Magazine's "Top 20 Trendsetters Under 40."

Oakes is a spokesperson, resident expert, and the youngest member of the board of advisers for Discovery Channel's Planet Green, a network devoted entirely to the environment. She writes articles for magazines and Web sites and helps run a boutique consultancy business that develops, implements and manages campaigns across the globe. She created an educational curriculum titled "Eco Fashion 101" that was launched in Philadelphia schools in 2005. Her book "Style, Naturally: The Global Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty" is due for release this December.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are needed and can be picked up at the bookstore or at the box office.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015