by Michael dEstries
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True Blood’s Stephen Moyer may play a vampire with a thirst for the red stuff, but in real life the 40-year-old says its going green that we should be getting excited about.

Moyer recently sat down with the New Zealand Herald to talk about his new network mini-series Ice — which takes place in the year 2020 as the world is being ravaged by the effects of climate change and the dawn of a new ice age. Picture New York City being threatened by massive icebergs and you get the picture. Here are some highlights from the interview:

Has playing this part altered your views of climate change at all?
I’ve been aware of it for quite a long time. Once you’ve got children you start thinking about what they’re going to live with, and their children once you’ve gone, and so I suppose, if anything, it’s just cemented my views in looking after everything.

In what ways do you look after the earth then? Do you recycle?
Yeah, I’m pretty obsessive about it actually and I have been for quite a while in a very boring way. I think what we need to do is be more exciting about our recycling because I think everyone thinks of it as a chore instead of something that is possibly saving the world.

For True Blood fans, you’ll be happy to hear that Moyer leaves for the States this week to start filming the third season of the hit HBO series. Check out the full interview here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Erika

    One of my favorite scenes from True Blood is where Stephen’s character Vampire Bill tells his vampire “daughter” Jessica “We recycle in this house. Tru Blood and other glass items go in the blue container and paper products go in the white container.”

  • VeggieTart

    I adore his character and loved the recycling line, but sadly, Mr. Moyer’s is far from vegetarian, which causes more harm than not recycling. Now I wonder if we can talk Alan Ball, the creator, into having one of the vampire characters drive a hybrid.