The Vampire Diaries star, who was spotted out and about yesterday (February 28, 2013) in West Hollywood, is very passionate about environmental issues and is featured on two different covers of the mag which poses the question, “are we the new endangered species?”
In the interview, Somerhalder is questioned about the entertainment world’s role in generating positive change. Here’s what he had to say about RYOT!
“I see massive potential for entertainment to create wide sweeping change. Take ryot.org for example. As one of the founders of RYOT, we really wanted a way to stay actively connected to the world at large. Every day we turn to news outlets to get our news. Up until now, news has been all about “What’s going on in the world?” RYOT lets you know “What’s going on in the world and how YOU can be a part of it.” It’s so phenomenal because it allows you to become part of the story and overcome helplessness and reject vulnerability.”
The issue hits newsstands next week.