Ian Somerhalder Featured in Conde Nest Traveler September 2013

Posted Wednesday August 14, 2013 2:08 PM GMT

When he's not on the set of his hit CW series "The Vampire Diaries," Ian Somerhalder is working hard to make the planet a better home for others.

In the September 2013 issue of Conde Nest Traveler, the 34-year-old actor opens up about his services with the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) and Ryot.org, and chats about why the environment is so important to him.

Mr. Somerhalder spoke about growing up in the bayou near Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain and explained, "The ecology [in Lake Pontchartrain] is so raw, so delicate. I learned young that this place needs to protected."

While discussing his goals for ISF and Ryot.org, Ian said, "We have what the governments have been searching for high and low: voice and access."

"This is the age of social media. People are tired of having their environment poisoned. Policymakers are going to have to listen. We are the policymakers now," he added.

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