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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You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.


Dear Elena, yes you heard that correctly. Hell has frozen over. I'm writing it all down. Granted, I'm half a bottle in thanks to my 1950 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a bottle I waited 65 years to open. I used to spend nights sitting in my wine cellar convincing myself I could hear it age, tannins growing, fermenting, but appreciating its beauty didn't make time go by any faster. The bottle just laid there on its shelf, torturing me while I waited for Katherine and time stood still. Eventually I convinced myself that no sip of that wine could ever taste as good as I dreamt it would. And that is the story of why I drink bourbon. I don't know who I am without you, but I know that as long as I'm with you, time will stand still. So who is Damon Salvatore without Elena Gilbert? A selfish friend, a jealous brother, a horrible son? Or maybe with a little luck, I'll do right by you. Because you may be a thousand miles away or a hundred years away, but you're still here with me and my heart is right there in that coffin with you. Until you come back to me.