Credit: Jerod Harris/Getty Images Photo: Ian Somerhalder Sizzles at Comic-Con on July 24, 2010

You love Ian Somerhalder (Damon). Ian Somerhalder loves helping the environment (so much so that he created his own charity to do just that.) And American Express loves giving away money to charities just like Ian’s.

See where we’re going with this?

If you haven’t had your mocha today, let us explain: American Express is making it super easy to support charities like Ian’s. The AE “Take Part” campaign is giving $1,000,000 to the five charities with the most votes on their website. Voters can head to the Take Part site and click on their fave charity once per week from now until February 27, 2011. Beginning on the 27th, American Express will start announcing the winners of its big ole cash prize.

What better way to kick off Ian’s new year (and you know, do something awesome for the Earth) than by securing a large wad of change for his world-changing foundation? We can’t think of one — and we bet Ian can’t, either.

Source: Vampire Stalkers