Thursdays 8:00 PM on CW
The-vampire-diaries

Ian Somerhalder Makes Plans for The Vampire Diaries to Go Green

by at . Comments

As a native of Louisiana, Ian Somerhalder is appalled. He can't believe what's become of the Gulf Coast following April's BP oil spill, nor can he ignore the problems this country has with its energy sources.

"Basically, the entire area is shut down," he said last month. "Everyone from the waitress who serves you breakfast to the guy who owns the charter boat to the shrimpers - they all literally rely on the ocean to keep their industry going."

Now, The Vampire Diaries star is hoping to do something about it. He told Zap2It:

"I just became involved with a very strong green energy company that produces portable, mobile green power. The company's called Go Green Mobile Power. Our first prototype is going to be done in a few days."

Ian Somerhalder Promotional Pic

Somerhalder knows it takes a great deal of fuel to power a movie or television show set. That's why he's hoping these innovating generators can help alleviate that issue.

"It's harmful, and we can start changing that a little bit. We can get rid of these noisy, stinky, disgusting gas generators. There's going to be a lot of thought that goes into this revolution that's going to happen," he said.

Whether or not the actor succeeds in his goal to bring this technology to the set of The Vampire Diaries, he should be applauded for taking such a pro-active stance.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

Tags:
Like Us On Facebook

Want more The Vampire Diaries?

Sign up for our daily newsletter and receive the latest tv news delivered to your inbox for free!

More From TV Fanatic

Ian-at-sdcc

The Vampire Diaries Spoilers: Who Will #SaveBamon?

The Vampire Diaries cast gathered today at Comic-Con to spill on Season 6. Consider yourself spoiler warned and read on for more!
Stefans-in-trouble

Happy 32nd Birthday, Paul Wesley!

Paul Wesley is now 32 years old. Send in your best wishes to this Vampire Diaries star.
Tvd-gang

The Vampire Diaries Season 6: How Will Elena Cope?

What can viewers expect from The Vampire Diaries Season 6? SPOILERS AHEAD!
Jodi-lyn-okeefe-pic

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe to Practice Medicine on The Vampire Diaries Season 6

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe has been cast on The Vampire Diaries Season 6. She will come on board as a doctor.

Avatar

His efforts and passion are admirable. Being from the south, I feel close to this tragedy also, but we canot shut the oil industry down. yes, we need to be more conservative with fuel and use and explore other energy sources. I am a huge animal advocate, so anything to preserve their natural habitats, but we cannot shut down our oil production, it would further cripple our economy and cause dependence on foreign oil, the same people who want to kill us all, and hate the U.S. Go green in other ways but dont shut them down.

Avatar

I am already such a fan!
The more I learn about you - the more I love about you

Avatar

Go Ian!!!! Thank you! It's GREAT to see someone in the public eye trying to make a difference. Fingers crossed for his plans to go through. With more people like him trying to help clean up this mess we are in, things might begin to get better. I hope his attempts recieve the publicity that they deserve.