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Ian Somerhalder Starts a Foundation!

Ian Somerhalder Starts a Foundation!

Ian Somerhalder arrives at LAX International Airport from an inbound flight on Sunday (December 5) in Los Angeles.

The 31-year-old actor is now the head of his own charity as he has started The Ian Somerhalder Foundation!

The foundation strives “to educate youth on a global level to put the power of change in the hands of the young generation.”

Ian said, “There’s Generation X. There’s Generation Y. This generation is Generation Extinction. This generation holds that in their hands – the responsibility of it, and the power to change it. They have the ability to make the changes for themselves and for their environment. It’s pretty badass, if you think about how much they can do.”

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Photos: Flynetonline
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  • lexy hates bilson

    Oh please this is for a tax write off!

  • annie

    He is so damn hot

  • 7yu

    wow another 1979-er he looks mean
    i remember him in smallville

  • kimi

    This guy actually cares. Just read his tweets.

  • http://beautifuljourney.se Anna

    Correction, he is 32 years old.

  • Coeur

    Way to go Ian,love him.Haters just shut it and get a life!!

  • tanzey

    he is by far the hottest man alive!

  • Chloe

    He really cares about the environment, just look at his tweets. You can see that he’s not one of those celebrities just doing it to look cool.

  • Amy

    I really like this man, unlike so many other celebrities out there he’s really trying to act in stead of just talk about important issues. Not to mention he’s hot as hell :P

  • ace11

    didn’t he sleep with nicky hilton?

  • laaqueel

    they really need to let him chose his own clothes on TVD.

  • Dee

    @Anna:

    Ian turns 32 on Wednesday, December 8th.

  • Paula

    Love you Ian!!! You Rock!!!

  • kiki

    So hot! Sexiest man alive by far.

  • afo

    ian somerhalder!! man you have rocked my world biiiiiiggggggggg time!!!!!! you are one of a kind…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY IAN MAY YOU LIVE LONGER TO FULFILL ALL YOUR DREAMS IN HELPING OTHERS… MUCH LOVE….

  • KeysLvr

    I am all for donating money to help improve the environment and animal welfare but there is little information on his foundation. Is he partnering with anyone? Who is the Chair, Co-Chair, Trustee, etc. of his foundation? Where is it headquartered? Where is the mission statement? Grant information? His foundation website doesn’t even have a media kit!
    Don’t get me wrong, I love Ian. He is talented actor who seems down-to-earth, a passionate environmentalist , animal lover, and of course, hot as hell. BUT I need more info. before I open my wallet

  • snookie♥

    hes old… looks like 25