sophia austin hug 'One Tree Hill's Sophia Bush compiles benefit album for Gulf Oil Spill victimsAfter the catastrophic B.P. oil spill devastated the Gulf region last April, “One Tree Hill” star, passionate environmentalist, and all-around warrior for change Sophia Bush leaped into action.

Zap2it has spoken with her extensively about the time she spent in Grand Isle, Louisiana, examining the damage — not only to wildlife and to the earth, but also to the fishermen and their families who relied on the Gulf to survive. You can see some of her startling photographs and read the heartbreaking stories below.

Bush and her co-star and boyfriend Austin Nichols were inspired to help in any way they can. They recently run a half marathon to raise money for their cause, and they’ve given away prizes like iPads and signed DVD box sets to their fans and fellow movers and shakers who have donated.

Perhaps their greatest project, however, is “Gasoline Rainbows,” a compilation featuring music by some of their favorite artists. 100% of artist and label proceeds from “Gasoline Rainbows” will go to Global Green, the American arm of Green Cross International. Global Green will use the funds to aid the communities, people, and ecosystems impacted by the BP Oil Spill. They also allocate funds for environmental education and for their push for better regulation.

]]>Phoenix, Silversun Pickups, Vampire Weekend, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and more. In fact, City and Colour, Damien Rice, and Amy Kuney have all provided brand new, never released tracks. Kuney, a good friend of Bush’s, sings the title song. The entire track listing can be found below. The album will be available Nov. 30 exclusively as a digital download through Roark Records. We’ll be the first to pick one up — you don’t want to miss it, either! austin nichols oil water 'One Tree Hill's Sophia Bush compiles benefit album for Gulf Oil Spill victims1. “Gasoline Rainbows” – Amy Kuney*
?2. “Armistice” – Phoenix
?3. “40 Day Dream” – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
?4. “There’s No Secret’s This Year” – Silversun Pickups
?5. “At The Birds Foot” – City and Colour*
?6. “The Connoisseur of Great Excuse” – Damien Rice*
?7. “Bloodbuzz Ohio” – The National
?8. “Tighten Up” – The Black Keys
?9. “Let The Time Roll By” – Onward, Soldiers
?10. “Moth’s Wings” – Passion Pit
?11. “Floating Vibes” – Surfer Blood
?12. “Mama Taught Me Better” – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
?13. “I Can Change” – LCD Soundsystem
?14. “Cousins” – Vampire Weekend Follow Zap2it and @cadlymack on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo Credit: Top – CW, Bottom – Sophia Bush & Austin Nichols

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