It was with a bit of skepticism that we watched the story of Brad Pitt's Make It Right campaign unfold. (Forgive us: We can't help it, we're always a little skeptical of celebrities' green moves.)
But, we're happy to say that we think this project -- which aims to build 150 homes in the Lower 9th Ward for Hurricane Katrina victims -- is truly a winner.
The FEMA-provided trailers that many were forced to live in are formaldehyde-laden nightmares, while the Make It Right homes -- the first of which have just been completed -- are green, healthy, and affordable.
According to a story at Nola.com, a 68-year-old grandmother named Gloria Guy is one of the first New Orleans residents to move into a Make It Right home, and she says she "thanks God for Brad Pitt." (Somehow, we don't think she's alone in that sentiment.)
But, back to the homes: They boast solar panels and energy-saving appliances, as well as healthy building materials.
Get all the info at the Make It Right Campaign web site.
images via nola.com and ecorazzi.com