Summer Rayne Hosts PowerShift Fundraiser at Project Greenhouse

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Ecorazzi and the New York Observer highlight Summer Rayne's fundraiser & event at Project Greenhouse in East Hampton. An intimate organic, locally-sourced dinner was prepared by Discovery chef, Nathan Lyons for the forty-person crowd. The event brought together a number of people involved in environmental issues, including scientists, entrepreneurs, green marketers, activists, environmental non-profit leaders, climate change psychologists, investors, media, environmental lawyers, and a conscientious fashion crowd.

A silent auction was held for the guests to benefit Powershift, the
first ever national youth climate conference. Stay tuned to a future site via Yahoo! to bid on the auction items during the month of August and to learn more on how you can be a part of PowerShift 2007 and the climate change movement.

About the House:
The modern eco-home designed by renowned architect Edvin Karl Stromsten features break-through green energy technology that maintains a heightened sensitivity to its natural environment. Streamlined, stylish and filled with light, this home epitomizes modern “green” architecture.

About the Events:
From June 30 through July 31st, Project GreenHouse will host 4 weekends of intimate, high-profile benefit dinners and special events with celebrity hosts to help raise funds for environmental charities including the Riverkeeper, The Rainforest Foundation, Charity: Water, FEED Bags for the World Food Programme, tar art media to benefit Earth Pledge, and a private affair to benefit PowerShift 2007 hosted by model, entrepreneur and environmental activist, Summer Rayne Oakes. All proceeds go directly to each organization.

Margaret Teich (producer of Lazy Environmentalist) and Natasha give the Peace Sign

Tony Massaro (League of Conservation Voters), Summer Rayne Oakes and Massimo LoBuglio, climate change psychologist launching the BE CARBON NEUTRAL Campaign, part of CRED Institute.

Steve Glass and Monique Pean (eco-jewelry)

About PowerShift:
Powershift 2007 is the first national youth Climate Summit headed by Energy Action and the Campus Climate Challenge, a joint project of 23 leading youth environmental and social justice organizations that has expanded into 540 campuses across the U.S. and Canada, exposing more than 1.7 million young people to global warming solutions and getting over 300 colleges to commit to becoming "climate neutral". PowerShift 2007 will be held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on October 19-22. The gathering will bring together 3,000-5,000 young people and will be a pivotal moment for the movement.

Blake Mycoskie (Toms Shoes) longboards with his crazy plaid pants.
Blake striking a pose with Lauren Bush, founder of the Feed Bag program.

PowerShift 2007 Conference Agenda & Components

Trainings: Conference attendees will learn the best practices of climate organizing, including: campaign and event planning,recruitment, media, public speaking, lobbying, leadership development, coalition-building, and meeting with decision-makers.

State/Regional Break-Outs: After splitting into geographically-based groups, youth will identify upcoming state and regional opportunities to realize tangible climate progress and plan coordinated campaigns and events to make them happen. We will also faciliate the coordination of upcoming citizen marches across the country.

Keynote Speakers: Attendees will be energized by leaders of the climate movement, including Al Gore, Van Jones, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, Rev. Lenox Yearwood, and more.

Presentations: Diverse speakers will enlighten youth about the connections between Climate and Faith, International Security and Climate Change, How Combating Climate Change Leads to Job Creation, Climate Change from a Native’s Perspective, and many more presentations that will help build our movement and add new perspectives to the discussion.

Rally in D.C.: Youth will learn the true meaning of environmental justice and moral responsibility as they partner with local environmental justice groups and hold a march and rally on local energy justice issues and federal climate policy.

Job Fair: Employers on the cutting edge of our energy transition will meet youth looking for the jobs of tomorrow in non-profit, clean energy, and other sustainably-focused sectors.

Lobby Congress: Youth representing every state will visit their elected representatives to support federal climate policy that would reduce carbon at least 80% by 2050.

2008 and Beyond: Candidates for the Presidency of the United States will speak to their plan to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050, providing examples of bold leadership.

Peter Strugatz (CEO of Icestone), Lauren Bush, and Josh Dorfman in the fashion closet

Hostess, Summer Rayne Oakes talks environmental politics all night with Tony Massaro of the League of Conservation Voters. Summer wears an organic cotton + re-created vintage dress by ENAMORE

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