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TEDxEMU - Beth Doane - Sustainable Future

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Published on Apr 10, 2012

Our consumer culture often exploits impoverished countries while perpetuating mass destruction of our natural resources. In this powerful and incredibly informative speech Beth shares the life changing challenges she faced creating an ethical product and her time working on the largest environmental court case in history occurring in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Beth Doane, a 2004 EMU graduate, launched her first fashion company at age 22, created a consulting firm focused on sustainability, and is planting more than a million trees across Central and South America. She speaks nationally about her journey from fashion designer to social entrepreneur. Her work has been featured in Glamour, In Style, People, FOX, and many more. Hemispheres Magazine nominated her a "Hero" for her environmental achievements in 2010 and was featured in the book, 100 Making a Difference, alongside Michelle Obama and Steven Spielberg. She's created ground-breaking collaborations and partnerships with corporations such as Aveda, L'Oreal, Earth Day Network, and The World Wildlife Fund. Her fashion brand RainTees launched at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in 2008 and became an internationally selling brand in its first year. Today, RainTees works with non-profit partners in over thirty- eight countries and operates a pen pal program linking fans with thousands of at-risk youth in developing nations. She has written an award winning children's book entitled ''From the Jungle'' and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, and leads inspirational retreats and seminars

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