Vampire Diaries star, Ian Somerhalder, works to protect environment

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Ian Somerhalder is using a holistic framework to promote the importance of creating a more sustainable future.

You may recognize him as Damon Salvatore on the hit television drama, The Vampire Diaries, but what you might not know about Ian Somerhalder is that he’s a pioneer in environmental protectionism. Launched in 2010, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation is on a mission to “empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.”

Somerhalder is the recipient of numerous awards for his environmental activism and strongly believes that we all have an inter-connected role in saving and transforming the environment.

“We vote everyday with our dollar,” says Somerhalder, a strong advocate for consumer education. From big-ticket purchases, like the cars we drive, to the snacks we purchase on-the-go, we must consider where the products are coming from and how they are produced.

Somerhalder is working to engage his immense fan base to focus on the state of the planet and promote positive change. He joined Full Frame’s Mike Walter to discuss the progress that’s being made in empowering the next generation to live more sustainable lives.

Vampire Diaries star, Ian Somerhalder, works to protect environment

Vampire Diaries star, Ian Somerhalder, works to protect environment

Ian Somerhalder is using a holistic framework to promote the importance of creating a more sustainable future.
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  • Meggan Amber

    Someone I love looking at, talking about things I care about <3 Doesn't get any better than that!

  • Zina Gross

    agreed!!!

  • Paramjeet Kaur

    Someone who uses his insane popularity to help save mother Earth…such a blessed soul…if anyone can change the mindset the common population has on the importance of saving planet it’s him…no doubt about it!!!

  • Vicky Urbaniak

    What a compassionate man……..I love everything he stands for . How can I help???
    We as a society keep going at this rate there will be nothing left !!!!

  • catherine

    I am so happy that Ian is passionate about the same things I am.
    He has the power to change things and at the very least get young kids
    interested in the enviorment and the creatures in our world. Ian saves the world and its creatures. Plus he is so easy on the eyes…… so very easy!

  • Vicky Urbaniak

    Thank you this was awesome ………surely made look at it a totally different way !

  • Vicky Urbaniak

    now we need to make this viral !!!!

  • Vicky Urbaniak

    ~~~~~Ok everyone lets make this go viral please share !!!!!~~~~ If you really look into this you will want this for your children and their children !!!! This earth was given to us as a home its a gift it doesn’t belong to us we need to take care of it for future generations!

  • TinaMichelle

    This gentleman is right on spot. People need to be more mindful of what is going on around them and how it affects our environment. Nicely stated Mr. Somerhalder!