Almost three years ago, Brad Pitt built the Pink Project. TreeHugger founder Graham asked recently if we had covered it and I had to admit we had not; three years ago it seemed to me, frankly, frivolous. Who needs cute pink
The Pink Project Almost three years ago, Brad Pitt built the Pink Project, which was, as described by Archinect: "150 randomly scattered pink-clad structures have been erected to occupy 14 city blocks within the Lower 9th Ward, symbolizing the vision for
A 'Gag-inducing' Fuel Smell: "my nose is now burning"As if water and (no doubt soon to come) land pollution wasn't enough, the BP oil spill caused by an exploding oil rig is also causing some serious - and disgusting - air
Brad Pitt's vision for a green rebuild of the Lower Ninth Ward is being realized by Make It Right, an innovative organization whose cutting-edge designs, sculpted by world-class architects, are both stunning and controversial. Tom Darden is
With over a million left homeless and its capital city all but destroyed, Haiti is set to become the focus of an enormous rebuilding effort. Internationally, many are calling for a full-fledged "Marshall Plan" to rebuild the
Tom Darden steers Make it Right, the green building non-profit that Brad Pitt sparked after Hurricane Katrina. The mission: to bring 150 sustainable (and storm resistant) homes to the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. We pinned down Darden, Make it
"This wasn't just folks with a bunch of good ideas and a Hollywood star"
Global Green USA, a charity founded in 1993 by Mikhail Gorbachev, may be best known for its initiatives with celebrities like Leonardo di Caprio. But far from the glare of
The Float House, designed by Morphosis Architects, is the latest design to be built by Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation, which is helping families rebuild eco-friendly homes in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. Photo courtesy of Morphosis
Brad Pitt started the Make It Right foundation in 2007 to rebuild homes for residents in New Orleans who lost theirs to Hurricane Katrina. Which would have been plenty admirable if that was the extent of the mission. But the foundation figured, since
While we've seen many celebrities jumping on the green bandwagon, we've also seen them doing it for the real deal. Many have been eco-conscious for years--some are just realizing how important it is to promote a sustainable
Well, That Sucks...
It wasn't so long ago that we wrote about the Power of One (Xof1) Solar Car breaking a world distance record, and that's the kind of story we like to write about. But via our friends at Autobloggreen, we learn that someone broke into
As Earth Month celebrations kick into high gear, Sue Princiotto, the designer and CEO of What'S ur Bag, has sent complete sets of her ultrastretchy its-laS-tik bags and pouches to the White House, in the hopes that President
Celebs are always hungry for a good pound-dropping diet. The nasty (not to mention unhealthy) Master Cleanse was last years go-to fix. This year stars are going green to get lean and mean. Ellen De Generes and Alanis