Brad Pitt : Make It Right


Boy, not only is he a hunk, he has BRAINS.

Brad Pitt is leading up a new project, called Make It Right, and is planning a new 150-Home Community in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.

Make It Right is committed to:

  • ~ Building 150 houses in the Lower Ninth Ward
    ~ Ensuring a green, affordable, sustainable, and replicable community to serve as a model for further rebuilding
    ~ Including the Lower Ninth Ward community as an integral part of the process
    ~ Forming a core team of local, national and international architects
    ~ Utilizing sustainable construction practices; William McDonough + Partners, an internationally recognized practitioner of Cradle to Cradle(1) design, will lead this effort.
    ~ A finance plan that ensures that residents who wish to return to the Lower Ninth Ward can do so without further financial hardship

This is pretty exciting news. McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) is a product and process design consultancy firm applying the Cradle to CradleSM framework to redesign the way we make things. Instead of designing cradle-to-grave products, dumped in landfills at the end of their ‘life,’ MBDC transforms industry by creating products for cradle-to-cradle cycles, whose materials are perpetually circulated in closed loops. Maintaining materials in closed loops maximizes material value without damaging ecosystems.

Click here to read the press release from Brad Pitt and Make It Right.

I bet there will be some major awards coming out of this project!

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About Wendy Hughes-Jelen

Wendy Hughes-Jelen is a Seattle-area Realtor® who is EcoBroker Certified® and is a Earth Advantage® Broker AND Built Green® Certified Professional. She helps people find and create their own healthy home, and is trained to assist those with chemical sensitivities, asthma, allergies, or other health concerns that indoor air quality can impact. Wendy is certified to use Energy Star's Portfolio Manager for Energy Efficiency Accounting and Benchmarking (NRGbenchmarking.com). Be sure to look for Westside Green Living With Wendy on Facebook.
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One Response to Brad Pitt : Make It Right

  1. gandalfthegrey says:

    I have visited the make it right website and viewed the list of architects and design teams.I think it is a great opportunity for America to prove to the world that we are a good people,and an intelligent,forward-thinking people as well.To restart this community with ecologically advanced houses-solar electric/heat etc.not only provides habitat for those displaced families,it will demonstrate green technology on a large scale.It is a win win for everyone involved!

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