Carbonfund.org is proud to offset the Leaders of the Ethosphere Institute Forum (LEIF), sponsored by Enclave Rising, the Enclave Rising Foundation, and The Ethosphere Institute, a sustainability advocacy initiative comprised of thought-leaders across multiple disciplines in both the public and private sectors. LEIF’s mission is to generate awareness about the importance of a sustainable future by assembling select members from the sustainable business community. In addition, LEIF aims to support sustainable development, hospitality, tourism, education, housing, and infrastructure initiatives while promoting sustainable best practices within multiple industries on an international scale. LEIF will convene professionals and thought-leaders from a multitude of backgrounds, industries, and interests to create a universal definition of sustainability and to define the parameters of genuine sustainability. Kim Slicklein, CEO and founder of Enclave Rising and organizer of LEIF notes, “Enclave Rising has created a truly unique event that will convene top thought-leaders in sustainability and we are pleased to have the support of Carbonfund.org, the leading nonprofit organization in carbon offsets. Carbonfund.org will offset the LEIF 2009 event so as to mitigate all travel and energy consumption utilized during the event. Carbonfund.org recognizes the importance of their role as part of this ground-breaking sustainability initiative that will drive change and transformation around the world.” Distinct from traditional conferences, LEIF will convene approximately 100 top thought-leaders and industry-wide experts to create a Think Tank. The LEIF Think Tank will establish and shape a collective vision and action plan for a sustainable future. Speakers and Participants Include: Paul Hawken Environmentalist, Entrepreneur, Journalist and Author, Natural Capital Institute Erika Harms Executive Director for Sustainable Development, United Nations Foundation Mike Italiano President & CEO, Founder / Director / CEO Board, US Green Building Council Director, Sustainable Furniture Council CEO, Capital Markets Partnership Tim Cole Chair Elect, USGBC Board of Directors; Director of Environmental Initiatives and Product Development, Forbo Flooring Systems Michela O’Connor Abrams President & Publisher, Dwell Lewis P. Jones Managing Director, JP Morgan Craig Zurawski Executive Director, Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments; President Braun & Zurawski, Inc. For more information and to register go to www.enclaverising.com/leif.