Are You Ready to Live Dangerously with Ian and ISF?

Ian Somerhalder Foundation, Sierra Club

LET'S STATE THE OBVIOUS...#COALSUCKS

What does it mean to live dangerously? The concept can be flipped many different ways, between shades of the really exciting to the terribly real. In one realm, the word dangerous is undeniably inspiring - being relentless, destroying the boundaries, living on the edge, pushing towards a goal, doing something wholeheartedly - Isn’t living dangerously exciting?

In the other sense, the thought of actually living dangerously creates an ominous sense of doom.”IF we don’t change things NOW, what’s going to happen?” or “IF nobody cares, then what is the point?” But the “IF” question we want to challenge you with is, “IF there is a solution (because there is!), then why aren’t we doing it?”

So we challenge YOU to live dangerously - relentlessly, wholeheartedly, pushing towards a goal - with Ian and ISF to make real change against all of the dangerous living we’ve been doing for far too long. How can you create a storm with Ian and ISF? Keep reading and find out what we need YOU to do to help us!

YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY is a thought provoking and game changing television documentary series that presents this very challenge of creating change to the entire world. Vanity Fair perfectly described the show as, “The Greatest Story Ever Ignored,” as each episode delves into the real climate change issues that have been directly caused by humankind, and ultimately can only be changed by us as well. Watch the trailer below, you're sure to get goose bumps!

 

 

Once again, Ian Somerhalder is using his voice and driven passion for change to influence the world through Showtime's docu-series YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY. His episode, The Preacher’s Daughter, is about a struggle that most of us can relate to with any debatable topic we fervently believe in - convincing doubters.  The true story takes place in North Carolina, United States, between a daughter and her father and their struggle about something dirty - COAL.

SO WHAT'S THE CAMPAIGN? WHAT CAN YOU DO? READ ON!

 

Click on the image below to watch the teaser of The Preacher's Daughter airing May 4th:

The documentary series was created by some of the industries top Producers including: James Cameron, Maria Wilhelm, Jerry Weintraub, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Daniel Abbasi, Joel Bach and David Gelber. Isn’t it cool to see a group of influential people coming together for something actually worth talking about in our world?

 

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The Correspondents, like Ian, are names and faces that you might be even more familiar with each episode as they travel around the world spotlighting different issues about the detriments of climate change. The legendary Correspondents include: Ian Somerhalder, Harrison Ford, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Matt Damon, Michael C. Hall, Jessica Alba, Mark Bitman, Thomas L. Friedman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Munn, Chris Hayes, M. Sanjayan and Lesley Stahl. They dig into many topics of environmental change that are aligned with ISF and our mission such as deforestation, droughts, forests being destroyed by fire and, of course, fossil fuels.

You can learn more HERE about each of their personal missions and why they decided to be involved with such a catalyst event.

The series has 9 episodes on Showtime airing every Sunday at 10 PM ET/PT. You can also stay connected on their official website and Youtube page to watch teasers, interviews and even FULL episodes. Here are the links to stay up to date.

 

YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/Years
OFFICIAL WEBSITE - http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/
IAN’S BIO - http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/correspondent/ian-somerhalder/
IAN’S EPISODE - http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/story/preachers-daughter/
YLD AND ENERGY - http://yearsoflivingdangerously.com/topic/energy/

 

Ian’s episode, The Preacher’s Daughter, premieres Sunday, MAY 4TH on Showtime @ 10PM ET/PT.

 

So here's what YOU can do! 

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#COALSUCKS

Are you ready to create a storm with ISF the week of Ian's episode on YLD? The action plan is simple. We are going to tell the world that we are done abusing fossil fuels and we know that coal really sucks - it's sucking the life right out of our Planet and we are going to create a storm of change. Check out and SHARE our infographic - it has all the details so LET'S STATE THE OBVIOUS TOGETHER AND SEE WHO STEPS UP!

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Being a FAN of wind power... WARM UP to the idea of solar powered energy...#ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

You're already a FAN of WIND POWER. Maybe now you can WARM UP to the idea of SOLAR POWER.#ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

I kinda like that we're the voices of CLEAN emPOWERment #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

I like sushi, stop messing with my streams #CoalAsh #Mercury #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Face masks are not my favorite fashion accessory, stop burning coal #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Want to find Nemo? Follow the traces of mercury #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Tick, tock, that's how long it could take the sun to power the whole Earth #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Enough members have joined the CO2 flashmob, party is over coal! #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Coal takes one million years to create. You are SOOO yesterday. #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Coal, now that's a scary Jurassic Park creature! #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Coal should have gone extinct rather than dinosaurs! #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

The sun might be hot, but it's cooler than coal #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

You want us to save the world, but we can't grow without the sun #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

What's cookin' good looking? THE SUN, because coal is DONE #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Coal takes 1 million years to create, it belongs in a museum not in our lungs or our rivers #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Coal is so old it belongs in our history books. Make coal a thing of the past! #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

You tell us not to drink or smoke, then why do you force us to breathe coal ash and eat mercury? #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Coal is Dirty, Toxic, Gross, and Lame. I'm not a bully, I'm just telling it like it is #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Hey grownups,heed your own advice."Make good choices,"Do the right thing."Now it's your turn to do right by all #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal

The Sun shines. Coal smokes. Which would you rather? #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

The Sun warms us. Coal "smogs" us. Which would you rather? #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

We're smart, creative, and innovative, now it's your turn. What are you going to do? #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

You're our leaders, our educators, our mentors. Set a good example. Choose wisely for us all. #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject 

On a swim or a stroll, I hate to see coal #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

The sun gives me power, all coal does is get me heated #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Arsenic, lead, and selenium? these are a few of my favorite things...NOT #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Fans of wind power, hot for solar, but coal just SUCKS #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Do you support CLEAN emPOWERment? #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Let it go, let it go, I'm one with the wind and sky...Let the Twitter storm rage on ... LET COAL GO! #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal

The Sun has inspired civilizations through history. How many mythological tales about coal have you heard? #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal

Why do bad little boys and girls get a lump of coal in their stocking? Because #CoalSucks that’s why! #ISF #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Feel that lump in your throat? Isn't your decision to support coal hard to swallow? Say NO to lumps of coal #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal 

.@DukeEnergy The Asheville coal plant is old and tired. Time for it to retire #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

.@DukeEnergy Ditch that wasteful coal, give solar a go! #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

.@DukeEnergy Did you know Asheville has an average of 212 days of sunshine annually?Harness the power of the SUN #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal

.@DukeEnergy Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, which coal site will be next to go? #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

.@DukeEnergy close your dinosaur coal plant and evolve past the Bronze Age. #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

.@DukeEnergy Stop dirty dancing with coal. Retire your plants, clean up your sites, experience CLEAN emPOWERment #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal

.@DukeEnergy @NCDENR Coal is dirty business. Go CLEAN, go GREEN. #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

.@DukeEnergy The only thing the Sun spills is rays of sunshine. #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

Roses are red, violets are blue, coal is dirty and that's the truth #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

.@DukeEnergy Toxic sludge? No thanks, I like my Martini dirty but my water clean. #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

.@DukeEnergy Out with the coal in with the renewables #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

.@DukeEnergy Are there any doubts that coal makes us sick? Then why is it taking so long to make the switch? #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal

.@DukeEnergy Duke it out for clean energy #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

.@MichelleObama says "Let's Move!" That's right @BarackObama,let's move toward clean renewable sources of energy#ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal

.@BarackObama Are there any doubts that coal makes us sick? Then why is it taking so long to make the switch?#ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal

.@BarackObama Hear my voice, please strive towards clean energy and away from coal#ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

.@EPA Lax coal plant regulations won't help you in your mission to protect Americans & their environment.Put your foot down. #ISF #CoalSucks 

.@GinaEPA Enforce strong regulations for coal plants.Waterways don't need more toxic sludge & people deserve clean air #ISF #CoalSucks

.@EPA Reducing pollution is key to your mission.Keep coal plants in check.Tighten & enforce regulations.For all of us. #ISF #CoalSucks

.@Johnboehner Support renewables.Help us clear the air! #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal #YEARSProject

.@EPA @GinaEPA Lax coal plant regulations hurt your mission to protect Americans & our environment. Put your foot down! #ISF #CoalSucks 

.@EPA @GinaEPA Enforce strong regulations for coal plants.Waterways don't need more toxic sludge & we deserve clean air #ISF #CoalSucks 

.@EPA @GinaEPA Reducing pollution is key to your mission.Keep coal plants in check.Tighten & enforce regulations. For US #ISF #CoalSucks 

.@EPA @GinaEPA Don’t allow another @DukeEnergy disaster.Enforce your regulations, hold ancient coal plants accountable #ISF #CoalSucks 

.@EPA @GinaEPA Force Coal to clean up its act & reduce carbon pollution:Finalize your standards & ENFORCE THEM!!!#ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal

.@EPA @GinaEPA We wouldn't have to be living this dangerously if you had a solid grip on companies such as @DukeEnergy #ISF #CoalSucks

.@BarackObama Living dangerously should be a choice,not our only option. Join us in making clean energy happen #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal

.@DukeEnergy Drinking tap water shouldn't be considered living dangerously. Get toxic sludge out of our streams. #ISF #CoalSucks #BeyondCoal

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Article written by Jules Trace