Summer Rayne Oakes

Summer Rayne Oakes is an environmental scientist, sustainability strategist, and entrepreneur whose work focuses on health, wellness and sustainability. She founded Homestead Brooklyn, a website and YouTube channel, to help people become more attuned to nature in the city. She and her work have been featured in a range of media outlets including: CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue, Vanity Fair, INC, Forbes, and many others. Outside magazine called her a "Top Environmental Activist," and CNBC named her one of their "10 Best Green Entrepreneurs." Summer Rayne lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her pet hen, Kippee.

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Here’s How Plants Can Completely Change Your Well-being — Even if You Live in a Tiny Apartment

by Summer Rayne Oakes

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