September 19, 2013 1:09 PM EST
Ian Somerhalder: 'Vampire Diaries' Actor Admits Being a Geek, Tweets Excitement on Social Good Summit in New York City [PHOTOS]
Fans always describe Ian Somerhalder as the handsome actor that portrays the evil "Vampire Diaries" character Damon Salvatore. However, the 34-year-old heartthrob star admitted on his Twitter account that he is a geek and continued to show his different off-screen side as an environmentalist and animal rights supporter.
"OK, yes I'm a geek - OUR new website is awesome. I'm so proud of our products-greening industries! check it out! http://ggmpower.com," Mr Somerhalder posted Monday, September 16, on his Twitter account @iansomerhalder about his latest company called "Go Green Mobile Power."
In the Go Green Mobile Power Web site, the company is described as the "world leader in providing 'ecofficient' power and lighting solutions for a variety of mobile applications, allowing companies to operate far more efficiently and cost-effectively 'off the grid' while simultaneously reducing their overall impact on the environment in which they operate 'ecofficiency'.
Furthermore, Ian Somerhalder continued to tweet about his excitement to participate in the three-day Social Good Summit on September 22 to 24 in New York City. "Can't wait for this weekend!! With @kimodo007 & @TheJram in NYC for @socialgood @Mashable @CondeNastCorp @cwarroom HOLY COW. So powerful," Ian shared to his millions of followers on Tuesday, September 17.
According to the WetPaint report, Mr Somerhalder will be speaking at "The Future of News: From Passive to Active, Combining Awareness and Activism" panel together with the fellow co-founders of online news source RYOT.org.
Each story on the RYOT.org Web site comes with an "action box" that offers readers with the means to impact the shared story like giving donations to an organization to make a positive impact on the featured story, signing a petition or simply posting a tweet on the social media site. The Social Good Summit is annually held during New York's U.N. Week and the 2013 theme is #2030NOW.
Attendees of the conference will be able to share a number of ideas on how the latest media and technology can deal with local and worldwide issues. The other guest speakers that will join Ian Somerhalder in this important event include Al Gore, Astronaut Ron Garan and Barbara Bush of Global Health Corps.
After Ian Somerhalder shows his environmentalist side in the upcoming summit, the actor will return to his busy filming schedule and be in character as vampire Damon for the upcoming "Vampire Diaries" Season 5. Viewers are now excitedly counting down the days to the premiere schedule of the successful CW TV series on Thursday, October 3.