Gallery: Vote for Make It Right and Energy-Efficient Homes for New Orle...

All of the homes are designed to withstand hurricane-force winds and rising waters and are outfitted with life-saving design features, eco-friendly materials, and energy-efficient systems to lower power consumption.

Pitt and his organization have already accomplished a great deal in New Orleans by actually building homes for families, although they still have a long ways to go. After his visit to the disaster zone, Pitt promised to build 150 houses in the Lower 9th Ward and has even brought on international architects to design the homes. Fourteen homes have been built so far, and nineteen more are under construction, but there’s still a long ways to go.

Make It Right is currently up for a Pepsi Refresh Grant worth $250,000, which would be used to provide green features for Make It Right homes, like solar panels, energy-efficient appliances, tankless water heaters, water-efficient fixtures, and rainwater cisterns. The winner for this large grant is chosen by us through online voting, which lasts until July 31st. Certainly all of the organizations up for the grant are worthy, but putting money towards energy-efficient homes for people who need them is a topic near and dear to our hearts — so vote for Make It Right today!

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Photo credits: Make It Right Foundation


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