Ian Somerhalder will be the very first person to receive the "World of Good" award.
The jewelry company, Tiffany, has created the award to be an annual prize honoring "an influential actor, filmmaker or artist who is using their notoriety to ‘do good work.'"
Being an actor and an activist committed to getting youths involved in saving the planet, Somerhalder seemed the perfect recipient.
He even has his own foundation specifically for reaching kids under 13. The foundation:
"[…] views the environment as an interconnected organism where there should be no differentiation between all living things: trees, rivers, animals and humans.
Somerhalder challenges all like-minded organizations to work together to find sustainable solutions to our environmental problems."
Always nice to see an actor using their influence and recognition to really bring light to environmental issues.
[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]
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