Ian Somerhalder For Metro #EarthDay2015 Issue Cover


Growing up in rural Louisiana, “The Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder and his family made a habit of living off the land. “My family taught me [there was] a balance between nature and humanity. You have to preserve the environment or you can’t live,” he tells us.

Preserving the environment through daily habits has always been part of Somerhalder’s lifestyle, but he has gone above and beyond by creating his own environmental foundation and last year he was anointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environmental Program. This year he’s teamed up with Metro to raise awareness about what we can do in our every day lives to make a difference. Listen in on the interview here.