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Vote for Make It Right and Energy-Efficient Homes for New Orleans
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On July 5, 2010 @ 2:00 pm In Architecture,Green Building | 1 Comment
Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation has been working these past four years to rebuild the community lost to Hurricane Katrina and provide energy-efficient homes for those that lost everything. Make It Right is now up for a Pepsi Refresh Grant worth $250,000, which would go towards purchasing energy efficient systems for Make It Right homes, reducing the energy demands of the homes and making them cost less to run. So far the Make It Right Foundation has completed 14 homes and is working on 19 more and this grant could help them build even more.
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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