Nature Needs Heroes: Environmental Communicator Summer Rayne

Dec 20, 2019 8:00 AM ET

Meet Summer Rayne, one of the changemakers in Timberland's Nature Needs Heroes campaign who devote their talents to making a difference and committ to building a better future for the environment and the people who live in it. 

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Brooklyn-based Summer Rayne has a passion for the environment that she intends to spread to everyone around the world. As an environmental communicator, host of her own YouTube channel “Plant One On Me,” and author of How to Make a Plant Love You, Summer Rayne inspires people to get more attuned to nature. To do this, she looks at the cultural elements that affect our everyday lives—fashion, food, and her favorite activity—growing plants.

"People always say they want to get involved, but never do it. You build environmentalism and volunteerism into your life by showing up and by making little changes every day that eventually create a new routine." - Summer Rayne 

In addition to her indoor plants, Summer Rayne is an active member of a community garden, helping manage a wildlife food forest, rain garden, and her own vegetable bed. She volunteers regularly there and at a neighboring senior center, helping maintain their chicken coop. She even has a rescue chicken named Kippee, which she picked up at the senior center, who accompanies her on her visits.

Through the Nature Needs Heroes campaign, we feature changemakers who've made a positive difference in the world - meet more Heroes here. Learn more about our commitment to the environment and our communities on our Responsibility Page.