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'Vampire Diaries' Star Ian Somerhalder Saves Over 300 Acres Of Forest

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Did you know that Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder is in the works to play Captain Planet in a live-action movie??

Okay, that’s not actually happening. But he is playing a real life Captain Planet with the work he’s accomplishing through the Ian Somerhalder Foundation.

The non-profit is dedicated to helping the environment and championing animal rights causes. We told you about his efforts against sled dog cruelty in British Columbia, and now the foundation is focused on a new cause: deforestation.

“We have to stop cutting these forests,” Somerhalder said. “We must answer the question: Where and how will we get the resources that we need out of those forests?”

The foundation recently teamed up with Conservation International to save over 300 acres of forest. And in terms of future projects, it looks like goals will include reforestation, conservation, biodiversity, and working to prevent extinction, according to the website.

In addition, Somerhalder is actively trying to inspire others to go green, like her recent move to sign on to the Earth Day Network’s Billion Acts of Green campaign.

“There are many people in and around this business whom are making strides to be greener,” the 32-year-old said about eco-efforts in Hollywood. “We can always do more…The film business creates a large amount of waste, and I’m not immune to waste in the business.

The actor is also hopeful that more celebs will step up to the green plate. “I wish they would,” Somerhalder stated. “They have such a huge influence and could really move mountains. Let’s encourage each other to do so…please!”

Will you help Captain Planet— er— Ian Somerhalder spread the green word?

Via E! Online

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