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Girls and Environmental Change Go Hand in Hand

Lila Igram | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

World Environment Day is in June, so it seemed fitting to post this article in June. Then, I got to thinking, every day should be a day where we are working to make sustainable changes for our environment.

To Live Dangerously or Not to Live Dangerously? It's Our Choice

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Today, a national committee of experts in agriculture, climate science, commerce, and disaster relief released the National Climate Assessment. The report is the nation's foremost comprehensive, peer-reviewed analysis of the impacts of climate disruption, showing us the effects of climate disruption across the country.

Ian Somerhalder Tackles the Big Question: Have We Passed the Point of No Return When It Comes to Climate Change?

Quora | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green

"We are sinking to that very point. Bombarded with fear and a sense of hopelessness, we can feel ourselves lowering further into the weight of the sinking sand."

The Vampire, the Preacher's Daughter, and Me: Behind the Scenes of Years of Living Dangerously

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This coming Sunday, May 4, Showtime will air the fourth episode in its Years of Living Dangerously climate series, which includes me and features the ...

Radically Peaceful: Humanizing Oakland's Youth

Lila Igram | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

Young men and women all over the world should be in charge of telling their own stories.

Fall in Love With a Cause This Valentine's Day

Dina Khayal | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Dina Khayal

Think about it: The money you spend on flowers, chocolates and gifts you could be putting it right toward a cause, perhaps a special cause that is near and dear to your heart.

5 Ways Ian Somerhalder Has Taught Me to Live Life

Dina Khayal | Posted 02.06.2014 | College
Dina Khayal

Ian Somerhalder, activist and Vampire Diaries star, turns 35 today. Somerhalder has inspired many through his works as an activist, optimist, and social good champion. Here are five particularly powerful ways that Somerhalder has taught me to live life.

Q&A With Actor and Activist Ian Somerhalder (Lost, The Vampire Diaries) on Social Change and Animal Rights

Quora | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact

We need to support companies that we know do NOT test on animals, work with local shelters and rescues who aid many of our abused, neglected and abandoned creatures, refuse to support factory farms, fight for anti-cruelty laws on all levels of government, and even keep a watchful eye on our neighborhoods looking for reportable signs of animal cruelty.

Discover Your Passions in Life

Dina Khayal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Dina Khayal

Remember that time when you were told that you aren't good enough? Talented enough? Smart enough? Passionate enough? I do. I remember it like it was yesterday. Throughout my childhood I thought of myself as those things.

Ian Somerhalder: 'I Feel So Alive Right Now' (PHOTOS)

Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living

Ian Somerhalder, actor and eco powerhouse, uses celebrity for change. 'The Vampire Diaries' star uses social media and his foundation to bring on the...

Leigh Blickley

Ian Somerhalder: 'I Felt This Feeling Of Helplessness' | Leigh Blickley | Posted 06.14.2013 | Green

Ian Somerhalder may play a blood-thirsty vampire on TV, but in real life he would never hurt a fly. Or any other living being, for that matter. As fou...

Leigh Blickley

What Makes Ian Somerhalder Feel 'High As A Kite'? | Leigh Blickley | Posted 10.21.2013 | Celebrity

These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's eas...

And the Most Important Generation In History Is...

Dina Khayal | Posted 05.06.2013 | College
Dina Khayal

Whether you are saving elephants by banning the ivory trade in Thailand with WWF or speaking up for a cause you are passionate about. all our collaborative efforts have true meaning and power, so use them wisely.

The Greenest Vampire You'll Ever Meet

Posted 04.23.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Laura Moss: Although Ian Somerhalder is best known for biting necks and breaking hearts as Damon Salvatore on the hit ...