After the BP oil spill disaster struck last April, it seems as though that is all you heard people talk about. Now, you can barely find one media source giving any information about how the animals, coastal environment, and the fisherman are doing. The only thing you can find are blogs, such as this, hoping and praying that someone will read them. BP’s ad campaign makes you believe everything is back to normal on the Gulf coast when that is far from the truth.
BP claims that everything is slowly getting back to normal. Beaches are clean, animals are healthy, and fishermen are back to work. BP’s ad campaign featured on many media outlets has a Louisiana business owner, Rick Scali, claiming that, “the beaches are clean and our Gulf coast is back in business.” Rick Scali goes on to say, “I didn’t know what to expect, but they did what they said they were going to do”.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the past few weeks, then you already know that Crissy’s newest book Love You to Death – Season 2: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries, a follow up to her first Love You to Death: The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries, will be available Sept 1st! Crissy was awesome enough to mention Scream for a Dream along with all the other awesome fandom charities in her book. There is an interview with our very own Chloe Dawn and her involvement with Scream for a Dream and also interviews with Jessica and Brannan from Vampire Stalkers.
I’ll let Crissy tell you more about the book!
“it’s an episode-by-episode companion guide to season 2 of The Vampire Diaries. I wrote a book on the first season that includes cast bios and info on the ‘making of’ the show. And season 2′s book has some extras in there too in addition to the longer, more in-depth episode guide — bios of the guest stars; a chapter on “doppelganger hijinks” in season 2; interviews with fandom leaders Chloe Dawn and Jess and Brannan of Mystic Falls Tours/VampireStalkers.com, Bryton James, and Tiya Sircar; chapters on the movies/books that inspired episode titles; and much more! If you’ve read any of my posts on Vampire-Diaries.net, you’ll be familiar with the basic format — in the book, I talk about those types of things as well as get into history, lore, the music, off camera fun facts, and much more.”- Crissy Calhoun
This is a MUST for any Vampire Diaries fan! We promise you guys won’t be disappointed, and while your out buying up awesome Vampire Dairies books, also pick up A Visitor’s Guide to Mystic Falls by our awesome friends Vee and Red and huge supporters over at Vampire-Diaries.net. Also available in Kindle edition!
You can order all 3 of these books for under $30 right now, with FREE shipping for spending $25 on Amazon. Great price for 3 awesome reads!
THANK YOU CRISSY! We appreciate your support and wish you nothing but major success with this book and all your others!
To learn more about Crissy, check out her website, and don’t forget to bookmark it!
“The proposed Keystone XL pipeline is a project that would transport extremely toxic tar sands oil 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada through the middle of the US heartland to the Texas Gulf coast for refining. Tar sands oil production is one of the most destructive strip mining techniques on earth and results in deforestation, habitat loss, ground water contamination, pillaging of native lands, and three times the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere than that of traditional oil”. ISF Petition to stop the Keystone Pipeline
Remember the ISF Sled Dog petition and how successful it was? Well ISF has put out a second petition to stop the Keystone Pipeline! We know our voice matters and we’ve seen the power it holds, so let’s use it again and sign this petition!
Kim Klinger, Executive Director for ISF tweeted this about the petition:
Her statement has impact! You can follow Kim on twitter @kimodo007
Ian Somerhalder has also tweeted the importance of signing this petition:
and we can’t say no to Ian right? Especially when it’s something THIS important!
1000’s of people across the world are already protesting against this pipeline. To read about the protests head over to this article by Huffington Post!
ISF also has a youth campaign for the stop of the pipeline and we want all the youth in on this! Please go here to learn more about this and how to get involved!
Use your voice to a make a difference guys!
An awakening of the uniqueness and power within women.
If you think being sexy is akin to throwing on a pair of heels, think again…
It’s about the woman within knowing that SHE has the power to change the world.
It’s not what you look like.
It’s not about your size, age, color or faith.
It’s who you ARE.
It’s your passion, your strength and your ability to inspire and lead change not just within yourself, but within others.
It’s about awakening your divine femininity and becoming an “Empoweress.”
This awakening within yourself will forever change you, and uniting empowered women will forever change the world.
Historically, we’ve seen phenomenal female change makers. These women “stand up and stand out”, but why must they stand up as ONE woman when we can “stand up & stand out” together to radically transform the world as one UNITED divine force?
What are you waiting for?
Join us as we unite empowered women who will forever change the world.” – ISF
This an event you will not want to miss. Party of the year right here! We can’t think of a better way to bring in your Halloween, then by dressing up, having a good time and doing it all for a great cause! Head over here for more details on how to get tickets, and find out what type of events are going on in the evening. There are three levels of tickets, and they are going fast so get yours now!
ISF will also be holding it’s first youth event the same day and it’s an awesome way for the youth to come together, make friends and start changing the world themselves! So make it a night and bring the little ones out to be educated and gain once in a life time experience for less than you’d spend to take the whole family to the movies because 12 and under are FREE!! More information on the youth event can be found here.
We encourage EVERYONE to take the time to attend this event, get educated on some major issues, meet new friends, but most of all kick back and have some fun!
“The event is designed to engage youth in our community and to inspire change in how we treat our environment and the various species we share this planet with. Proceeds from the event will go to continue One More Generations educational outreach programs which target schools and student groups in an effort to enhance their education about the various issues such as Plastic Pollution. A portion of the proceeds will also go to help with the Somalia Food Aid program.” – OMG
Our friends over at OMG (One More Generation) have put together an amazing youth event featuring Ian Somerhalder as guest speaker.
The event will be held on Sept 10th 2011 at the Georgia State University – Student University Center
44 Courtland Street SE (First Floor in the Ballroom) in Atlanta, GA.
Other speaker’s include:
Sally Bethea, Dr. Michael Black from GSU, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Brandon Sutton and the OMG Founders Carter and Olivia.
Yes, that says Captain Planet, I don’t know about you guys, but I think that it itself is pretty dang exciting!
This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to bring their children to learn more about how to get involved. It’s defiantly going to be a family filled day and we encourage everyone to clear your calendars and please attend this event.
Tickets are on sale now here! Children 12 and under are FREE with a paying adult and with tickets starting at 20 dollars, you can’t afford to miss it!
Since I am a student at Georgia State, you guys already know I won’t be missing this event. If your coming to the event, please come say Hi!
Hope to see all your beautiful faces there!
Hello everyone! It’s Amber here with a sad but very uplifting story about a kitten I rescued last night. His name is Corder (the name of the road I found him on) and he, who I thought was a she, was found in horrible shape. To read about how I found him please visit my blog here.
UPDATE: Today I took him to the vet and he is in worse shape than I had realized but the vet says he is quite the fighter! He does have a really bad infection in his eyes, blisters on his feet and is running a fever. He only weighs 1.11 lbs and they said he can’t be over 5 weeks. They say it’s too soon to know if he will have full vision but they did run a test and there is some vision there. I got all the medication I need for him and he has a follow up in two weeks.
With or without help I was going to save this kitten. I would NEVER ask for donations for personal reasons but I really want to see Corder survive and be placed in a loving home, which he deserves. I know these vet bills are going to add up. I am asking if you can spare anything even if it’s only a dollar, you will be helping me save this precious kittens life! Anything over what I don’t spend at the vet will be donated directly to our save the wolf project.
Thank you so much in advance and I will keep everyone posted on how our new little friend is doing!
UPDATE 2: After taking a nap, I woke up worried about our little man and went to check on him and was VERY happy to see his left eye has stayed open for 12 hours now!! We went ahead and gave him some more antibiotics and eye drops. He was fighting me, this is a good sign! He just ate some food and is now walking around in my office. I couldn’t be happier about his progress right now! Here’s a pic, I know the eyes still look rough, but this is 50% better than it was when I found him! Thanks again to everyone who has donated today, you guys are awesome and I love you all so much from the bottom of my heart! I promise I won’t update 50 times in a day but I will try daily or every other day, I’m just so excited about him getting better! -Amber
Hello supporters! We wanted to give you all some more information about what we are working on with Michael Trevino to help #SaveTheWolf!
Vampire Support is currently in the process of changing our name to Scream For A Dream. The meaning behind the name change is we wanted to be able to expand outside of vampire fandoms and be taken more seriously. Check out Chloe’s vlog above to find out more information.
We have been encouraging people to donate to your Paypal account as well as adopt one of your wolves. Our goal is to raise $2,500 for your sanctuary and once we’ve raised that our next goal will be $5,000. I wanted to fill you in on a couple of projects that we are working on that will benefit your sanctuary.
Current and Upcoming Project:
1) We are currently holding a contest on our Crowdrise page to anyone that donates exactly $18. They will be entered in a drawing to win a Michael Trevino 8×10 autographed photo.
2) We are selling wolf orientated shirts with all proceeds going to WMS. You can find our shirts here.
3) We have 200 “Team Tyler” wristbands to sell with all proceeds going to Wolf Mountain Sanctuary. These will be available for purchase in about two weeks. We will be selling 1 bracelet for $5 and 3 bracelets for $10.
We have a lot more up our sleeves but these are just a few of the ideas we’ve come up with. Stay tuned for more information!
Vampire Support is proud to announce our next project, “Save The Wolf.” As you know, Michael Trevino from the hit television show The Vampire Diaries is helping us out! He researched multiple different wolf sanctuaries and we’ve finally found the perfect one! We are excited to announce that we are collaborating with Wolf Mountain Sanctuary.
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary is “a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and proper management of wolves in the wild and in captivity. Our (their) purpose and ultimate goal is to save these great noble animals from extinction.” They are currently located in Southern California and currently care for 14 wolves. They save wolves from the movie industry, private owners, and from breeders.
One of the many reason’s why we chose this sanctuary is they actually have the wolves that they used in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Yep! That’s right! NEW MOON. You can find more information about how their wolves were used in production by clicking here.
While we wait anxiously for our Team Tyler bracelets to arrive, check out how you can “adopt” one of Wolf Mountain’s wolves for as little as $10 a month! You even get to pick out which wolf from the pack you want to sponsor! How cool! Click here to adopt one of their beautiful wolves.
Don’t forget to purchase a “Team Tyler” shirt! All proceeds will go to Wolf Mountain Sanctuary! Click here to purchase a shirt.
This is Niwah, one of Wolf Mountain Sanctuary’s wolves.
Hello Supporters! We are excited to give you a small preview of our next project! We are currently working with Michael Trevino from the hit television show The Vampire Diaries. As you may know, Michael plays Tyler Lockwood who also happens to be a werewolf. Michael has had the chance to work with live wolves and he thought the perfect thing would be to raise awareness and funds to help save these beautiful creatures from extinction. We have ordered “Team Tyler” bracelets that are black with white font with a paw print. (Michael picked out the colors himself.) They will be available for order in about 3-4 weeks. (We will ship WORLDWIDE!) We are currently in talks with a wolf sanctuary in Southern California and are waiting anxiously for their reply! We will update you as soon as we hear from them! While we wait for the bracelets to be made, we currently have a “Team Tyler” shirt that you can order. All proceeds from this will go to the wolf rescue of Trevino’s choice. Click here to purchase a shirt.
While you’re at it, check out our interview with Michael:
Vampire Support’s exclusive interview with Ian Somerhalder is finally here! This interview is strictly about The Ian Somerhalder Foundation and all of the questions were submitted by you guys, the fans. Please keep in mind that we were on a strict time schedule and barely had anytime to set up. That’s why there are people walking around in the background, sound isn’t very good, etc. We apologize for that but there wasn’t a lot we could do about it. For the time and space we were given to set up and film, I’d say we did a dang fine job. Thanks again for submitting your questions and enjoy!