(Please welcome guest blogger Ron Casalotti to Comics Alliance with this special on-the-scene report! -John)

Cast members kick off the Forget the cheerleader, if you want to save the world -- save the world.

At least, that is what several stars from NBC's Heroes seem to be saying. Tuesday in New York City's Rockefeller Center, James Kyson Lee (Ando), Dania Ramirez (Maya), Zachary Quinto (Sylar) and Noah Gray-Cabey (Micah) joined co-executive producer/writer Jeph Loeb and acclaimed graphic novel artist Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween) to kick-off the "Heroes World Tour" presented by Nissan.

After an autograph signing at the NBC Experience store, the stars joined with The Conservation Fund in a ceremonial tree planting that highlighted the carbon zero "Heroes World Tour." Next spring, the fund will plant 188 trees in a Texas wildlife refuge to offset the tour's carbon footprint, including the emissions that will result from the air and auto travel as well as hotel stays.

Twelve cast members of the Emmy Award-nominated drama are traveling to eight countries around the world in eight days to promote the release this week of Heroes Season One on DVD and HD DVD, the second season premiere on NBC, Sept. 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET and the debut of the show in multiple international territories.

Other cast members are spreading the Heroes message internationally, with Jack Coleman (H.R.G.), Hayden Panettiere (Claire), Adrian Pasdar (Nathan), and Milo Ventimiglia (Peter) with executive producer Dennis Hammer in Europe and Greg Grunberg (Matt), Ali Larter (Niki), Masi Oka (Hiro), and Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder) in Asia.

The most popular actor/character according to the crowd present in New York Tuesday was Quinto who, as Sylar, plays the season one villain who assimilates super powers from those with whom he comes into contact before killing them by slicing open their skulls. Hmm... Maybe that's why as he passed by I suddenly got a splitting headache.

Where's the Cheerleader when you need her?