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March 5th, 2009
10:02 PM ET

Brad Pitt on the Hill

Brad Pitt meets with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu as he seeks help for sustainable housing in New Orleans in Washington D.C. The actor's foundation, "Make it Right," works to construct sustainable housing for low-income New Orleans residents who lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina. Pitt told Washington officials the homes are built to a "green standard" with utility bills of less than $10 a month. "It's possible," he said.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Elizabeth Healey : San Clemente,CA

    Do you think as many people would listen if Brad six-pack, or Brad the plumber spoke?... No, that's just all the more reason it's great that Brad Pitt is not just speaking out, he is making a difference. Not only is he helping to get sustainable housing done in New Orleans (that are incidentally made to withstand hurricanes and floods too), he is also helping to level the playing fields of humanity. Besides all of this, if you really look at the larger picture – he is striving to create a model that can be used all over the world to help the environment and to help also reduce costs, global warming and poverty all at once!!!

    March 19, 2009 at 12:06 am |
  2. SHEWALEM

    I think to help people in need it take people with good heart like brad pitt and jolie not celebrity/doctor/politician............... for brad to get media attention he doesn't need to spend his money and time all he have to do is take jen for walk or coffee that well do it
    brad good job do what you do God bless you and your family

    March 13, 2009 at 10:33 am |
  3. Don, WA

    If yuh got the cash and the clout to help build green houses in the swamps – go for it. But I think new orleans (being below sea level along the gulf) needs hurricane houses.

    March 12, 2009 at 4:47 am |
  4. Pat Matassarin

    What better way to promote Nancy Pelosi than having her appear with Brad Pitt. Gee, what a photo opportunity! Once again, the media promotion of the present agenda. What I saw was one super wealthy guy, Pitt, mingling with the money brokers in Washington. So, what else is new?

    March 6, 2009 at 10:30 am |
  5. Joanne Pacicca, Solvay, NY

    I applaud persons in a position to speak out and act. This act on the part of Brad Pitt is certainly is valiant.

    March 6, 2009 at 10:21 am |
  6. Melanie

    I think Brads efforts are good but is he really doing it for the good of the people or just for the attention of the media? And how can he have a house that only has a $10 utility bill?

    March 6, 2009 at 10:15 am |
  7. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    It took a celebrity with heart to find the answer to Katrina--and I fear that although Brad Pitt's efforts are valiant--his words are falling on deaf ears--why?-–there is no profit margin in it for the corporations.

    March 6, 2009 at 9:47 am |
  8. Teresa

    I wonder how much a house costs to build that complies with "green standards"?

    If $10 utilities are possible, we all should tear down and rebuild.

    March 6, 2009 at 8:35 am |

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