Carbonfund.org is honored to sit on the Leadership Committee for National Wildlife Federation’s 2011 National Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet. In addition to supporting this important event Carbonfund.org will be working with the event’s greening committee to ensure that all the travel, hotel stay and premises emissions are carbon neutral. For 2011 National Wildlife Federation celebrates its 75th Anniversary and the start of one of America’s largest and most influential conservation organizations. In 1936, cartoonist J.N. “Ding” Darling called the nation’s first-ever meeting of conservationists to protect America’s vanishing wildlife resources. Out of this meeting, the National Wildlife Federation began. Since 1965, NWF has been honoring conservationists through its National Conservation Achievement Awards (also known as “The Connies”). This annual celebration honors individuals and organizations that have been conservation heroes. In the past this honor has gone to former Vice President Al Gore, author Thomas Friedman, former President Jimmy Carter, Lady Bird Johnson, Ted Turner, the Anheuser-Busch Companies and many other distinguished recipients. This year’s event honors First Lady Michelle Obama, Robert Redford, AVEDA, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Dr. Virginia Burkett. The event is Wednesday, April 13, 2010, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The evening will include a cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner program featuring Master of Ceremonies actress Gloria Reuben along with NWF Naturalist Dave Mizejewski and some of his animal friends. To learn more, please click here.