Ian Somerhalder Makes Plans for The Vampire Diaries to Go Green

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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."

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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.

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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.


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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.


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