The environmentalist has no doubt used fame in such a powerful way by trying to use his voice to spark positive change with his thousands of fans all over the world. In particular, Ian uses social media not to gossip, but rather to educate his fans and make a difference.
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The mag chose Ian as one of its visionaries (um, yes times 50) for all his inspiring work with the Ian Somerhalder Foundation and news site, RYOT.org. Ian opened up to CN Traveler, revealing:
“We have what governments have been searching for high and low: voice and access. This is the age of social media. People are tired of having their environment poisoned. Policymakers are going to have to listen. We are the policymakers now.” Can we get an AMEN? Ian took to the Twitterverse to express his gratitude and Tweeted, "THANK YOU!! @CNTraveler for naming me a Visionary!"
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