Huge thanks to Carina Mackenzie of Zap2It for the extensive interviews she has been providing with Ian Somerhalder regarding the Gulf Oil Spill. Here are the links to her previous two articles, including one with Sofia Bush and Austin Nichols from One Tree Hill, talking about what they discovered on the Gulf Coast when they visited last week.
In the next portion of her interview with Ian Somerhalder, he talks about how he will be working with a new mobile power company to make the set of The Vampire Diaries greener.
To do his part, Somerhalder has joined forces with Go Green Mobile Power. “You’re the first person I’m telling this,” he shares. “I just became involved with a very strong green energy company that produces portable, mobile green power. The company’s called Go Green Mobile Power. Our first prototype is going to be done in a few days.”
Go Green Mobile Power will create portable solar/wind/biodiesel generators for use in the film and event industry (as well as other arenas), to replace the off-grid dirty energy that’s traditionally used on location.
“It takes a lot of power to run a movie set. We go through a lot of fuel,” Somerhalder says. “It’s harmful, and we can start changing that a little bit. We can get rid of these noisy, stinky, disgusting gas generators. There’s going to be a lot of thought that goes into this revolution that’s going to happen.”
“We’re dealing with California Transportation Department, we’re dealing with the Department of Defense, we’re dealing with disaster relief — but we’re also dealing with the entertainment industry. We’ll be taking major productions green, like big concerts and music festivals. Greening the ‘Vampire Diaries’ set is a priority for me, which we’re going to be doing this year.”