CW stars Sophia Bush
and Austin Nichols
spent June 21and 22 in Grand Isle and New Orleans, La., viewing the impact of the BP oil spill on the Gulf coast, its wildlife and its people.
Here, they share their startling photos and stories with Zap2it
in the hopes of raising awareness and encouraging activism.
"This isn't about celebrities putting their face on the cause," Bush says. "We need to get together as people, because the numbers matter. We all have to write our congress. We all have to write our Senate. We all have to petition our president. The more of us that get involved in this and the longer that we clamor and scream and stand up for our rights, the faster the change will happen."
--Carina MacKenzie, Zap2it