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Ian Somerhalder's Quest to Turn Vampires Green

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If there's anyone who could make a vampire green it has to be Ian Somerhalder.

Only he could come up with a plan to make his bloodsucking Vampire Diaries character Damon earth-friendly.

To be honest, Somerhalder's idea is pretty cool.

Read on for the details and let us know what you think…

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Somerhalder wants to trade in Damon's 1967 Camaro for a luxury hybrid—a $100,000 Fisker Karma to be exact.

"The Camaro is a cool car, but you stand behind the exhaust too long and you get sick," Somerhalder tells me exclusively. "Damon has a lot of means to get the car. It looks like a Camaro, but it's bigger and more beautiful and it's completely green. It's electric for the first 50 miles! You'll have to fill your tank like two times a year!"

Damon's reasons to go green are quite obvious, Somerhalder insists. "You have this guy who's lived almost two centuries," he said. "And he realizes, I'm stuck here for the next millennium. I've watched the degradation of our earth and our planet, watched the population grow. I have to be around for the next thousand years, I might as well take care of the place. Plus, this car is as sexy as hell." (FYI: Leonardo DiCaprio owns one!)

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And if that doesn't work out, he can always eat more. "Damon eats people," said Somerhalder, who will be in Los Angeles on Saturday for The Influence Affair, a benefit for his nonprofit foundation. "It's like population control."

A new car would be the latest in a series of green steps taken by the Vampire Diaries' cast and crew.

"Everything like plates, bowls, spoons and knives on set are all compostable within 20 to 30 days," Somerhalder said. "You can bury them and they become plant food."

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