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Environmental Groups to Host Climate Leadership Gala on May 3, 2011 Earth Day Network partners with Carbon War Room and ACORE for D.C. event

(Washington, DC – March 17) – Earth Day Network, in partnership with the Carbon War Room and ACORE (American Council on Renewable Energy), will present the Climate Leadership Gala on May 3, 2011 at the EPA Atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.  The Gala will represent the pinnacle of Creating Climate Wealth, a two-day summit taking place on May 3rd and 4th. The Climate Leadership Gala dinner will include speakers, entertainment and special guests, bringing together 500 leaders of industry, government and the NGO community to celebrate achievements, discuss how to remove impediments and forge a path to a post-carbon future. On behalf of Carbon War Room, Richard Branson, and Earth Day Network, two individuals will be honored: Women and the Green Economy (WAGE) Leader and Green Innovator of the year. For more information or to register for the event, go to or visit Earth Day Network at


About Earth Day Network  Earth Day Network ( was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Our mission is to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement worldwide as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. We pursue our mission through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer activism campaigns.  The organization has a global reach, with a network of more than 22,000 partners and organizations in 192 countries. Earth Day Network is a 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, DC. About The Carbon War Room The Carbon War Room ( harnesses the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-driven solutions to climate change. The world needs entrepreneurial leadership to create a post-carbon economy. The War Room’s unique approach focuses on bringing together successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, policy experts, researchers, and thought leaders to focus on market-driven solutions. This approach identifies the barriers that are preventing market-based scale up of climate change solutions and thereby perpetuating the status quo. In addition to technology and policy gaps, these barriers include principal-agent problems, information gaps, and lack of common standards or metrics. The War Room operates across 25 battles in seven theaters and has three core functions: Research and Intelligence, Communications and Operations.  The Carbon War Room is a U.S. registered 501(3)c organization. About ACORE: ACORE (, a 501(c)(3) membership non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, is dedicated to bringing renewable energy into the mainstream of the US economy and lifestyle through research and communications programs and membership committees. ACORE’S membership works in all sectors of the renewable energy industries including wind power, solar energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, ocean energy, biomass, biofuels, and waste energy. ACORE provides a common platform for the wide range of interests in the renewable energy community including end users, technology companies, manufacturers, utilities, professional service firms, financial institutions, colleges and universities, associations, non-profit organizations and government agencies. ACORE serves as a thought leadership forum through which these parties work together on common interests. ACORE co-organizes the REFF-Wall Street and REFF-West Finance Conferences, the RETECH All-Renewables Energy Conference and Exhibition, the Phase II National Policy Forum in Washington, DC, and hosts both domestic and global policy events furthering the mission of renewable energy. Additional information is available at