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"Plant a tree for Groot" urges Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel joins a long list of celebrities to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. One of the stars of the summer blockbuster, 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' Vin Diesel voices Groot, an extraterrestrial, tree-like creature that is the "muscle" for Rocket Raccoon and is only capable of uttering three words: "I," "am," and "Groot."

Vin Diesel voices the character of Groot, a sentient tree-like creature in "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Rather than simply perform the Ice Bucket Challenge, however, Mr. Diesel decided to also issue a return challenge to James Gunn, the director of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and the person who issued the initial challenge to the actor. The return challenge to James Gunn was simple: plant a tree for Groot.

Since the challenge was issued at the end of August, it has picked up steam on social media. #PlantATreeForGroot is trending on Twitter, and fans have also put together a Facebook page where participants can post pictures of themselves with their newly-planted tree.

With the popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge, as well as the success of 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' it should be interesting to see if this new, eco-friendly challenge gets the same following.