Edward Norton Ian Somerhalder
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Environment
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In celebration of Earth Day 2012, Edward Norton has teamed up with online coupon giant Groupon to give away $50,000 in donations to three environmental charities. Leveraging his fundraising site Crowdrise, the 42-year-old will dole out $25K to whatever charity raises the most cash for an environmental initiative. Second place will score $15K and third will take home $10K.

Groups have until May 15th to kick their support networks into high gear and beat out the competition. Currently, the official page for the charity contest has the Irvine Nature Center ($710) leading other organizations like Massai Wilderness Conservation ($530), Surfrider Foundation ($440), National Wildlife Humane Society ($365) and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation ($290).

As we’ve seen in the past, expect Somerhalder and his huge network of fans and supporters to rally that total into the top three. I’d be really surprised if his foundation didn’t walk away with something out of Norton’s purse.

To place your vote and donate some cash to an awesome green charity, hit the official page 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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  • http://twitter.com/KateAlexis Kate Alexis Clausen

    The only thing disappointing about this article is the lack of photo of Ian Somerhalder.