Top Stories

Brad Pitt in New Orleans

Brad Pitt in New Orleans

Brad Pitt is in New Orleans helping to promote a sustainable design competition for the area of New Orleans. He is co-sponsoring the competition along with Global Green USA.

Sorry, but photo blurred for confidentiality. Read more info about the competition after the jump.

 - Doobybrain

From Global Green USA:

 

On behalf Global Green USA’s board of directors and competition jury chair Brad Pitt, welcome to the Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans – Advancing the Green Rebuilding of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast!

 

This competition combines Global Green USA’s commitment to green affordable housing, sustainable cities, and climate solutions that work for communities, with Brad Pitt’s passion for intelligent architecture. The competition is a central component of Global Green USA’s sustainable rebuilding initiative for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, which began 10 days after the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. The idea for the competition developed from a conversation between Brad Pitt and myself at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York City in September 2005.

This design competition is truly an opportunity to give back to New Orleans, the birthplace of great culture, music, food, and architecture. It is our goal that green design, clean energy and healthy building be central to the rebuilding of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Using culturally, environmentally and climactically appropriate designs, materials and strategies, we hope the submissions to this competition will use great creativity and offer powerful ideas to help achieve this goal.

Global Green USA’s “Healthy Homes and Smart Neighborhoods Response Team” initiative for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region is an outgrowth of the organization’s decade-long commitment to improving the lives of low-income families through greening affordable housing, creating sustainable neighborhoods, and advancing climate solutions that work for communities. In short, focusing on community solutions that address two of our greatest global challenges: climate change, and poverty.

Global Green USA’s goals include: greening 10,000 homes (via policy incentives through tax credit financing and guidelines developed with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity); educating the public and professionals about green and healthy building (via our New Orleans resource center, education, and workshops); encouraging the greening schools and places of worship. With support from the Home Depot Foundation, Jerry and Ann Moss, and dozens of individuals (including staff members of Global Green USA), we opened a New Orleans’ office in February and a Green Building Resource Center in May. The office and center were established also in part to serve as a design collective – with a front end education center for the public and professionals with nearly museum quality display of products and systems that are green, of good design, and regionally available — to help build the green building expertise of the local professional community. The competition will help advance this goal.

Also…

 

Competition sponsors Global Green and Brad Pitt have as their goal the generation of ideas for sustainable redevelopment in New Orleans, redevelopment that will encourage livable cities everywhere and discourage the consumption of non-renewable resources; redevelopment that will help lower their dependence on fossil fuels and their byproducts; redevelopment that will lead New Orleans to a position of prominence in the area of sustainable development and thus help recapture its reputation as a place of innovation and leadership.

Just Jared on Facebook
brad pitt new orleans

Posted to: Brad Pitt

JJ Links Around The Web

WENN
  • Chester Bennington may be buried next to longtime friend Chris Cornell - TMZ
  • Camila Cabello debuted a brand new song in concert - Just Jared Jr
  • Katie Holmes took Suri to see Dear Evan Hansen - TooFab
  • American Horror Story season 7 finally has a title - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Troian Bellisario is glad films are starting a conversation about eating disorders - Just Jared Jr
  • tamandbay

    he’s in my hometown! wish i was there!

  • ANISTON THE HAG!

    Love you Brad. More power to BAMZS

  • Estelle

    YAHOOOOOO!!! new thread

  • angelah

    finally a new thread!! 4th?!!

  • COLD HARD MATH

    Finally! A new thread!He is such a DILF!!!!!More info regarding Angie’s new role.http://wwtdd.com/index.php?type=one&i=1145'YOU GO BRAD!

  • Frenchy

    Reposting for this thread (Thank goodness)*******OMG***********Thanks for the W magazine scans guys. BAMZS fans are fast!. But OMG I’m looking at this ad in front of me right now and I tell you, those scans do the photo no justice at all! you know how large W is..Imagine a glossy B&W photo of Angelina’s face taking up the entire right page of the ad. It’s just dreamy…It’s like a poster. It you pass by a large newsstand, the pics are on pages 18 & 19, right after the Dior Ad featuring kate Moss. You could flip thru the pages quickly to see it as it’s in the beginning of the magazine

  • angelah

    now we can ALL BREATHE. It was getting pack over there

  • angela

    packed** errgr

  • Alexanderina

    YES, finally a new thread, his Jared back

  • Maniston

    Angelina Jolie wins again- wwtdd.comAngelina Jolie will star in the upcoming adaptation of "A Mighty Heart" – to be produced by Brad Pitt – in a role originally intended for Jennifer Aniston. The movie will be produced by Plan B Productions, the company started by Aniston and Pitt while they were married and awarded to Pitt in the divorce settlement.The role is one of the most coveted in all of Hollywood, seen as an almost mortal lock for an Academy Award nomination in the hands of a capable actress. Jolie will play Marianne Pearl, the widow of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded in Pakistan by Muslim terrorists while Marianne was six months pregnant. Pitt says: "The film will focus on the deep collaboration between people around the world in search of Daniel in 2002. We hope the film can increase understanding between people of all faiths and portray the story and the people involved as honestly as possible without anger or judgment."This actually sounds really mean, except I don’t like Jennifer Aniston, so I don’t really care. The victim the article doesn’t mention is all of us, who will have to listen to Jennifer’s bratty ass whine for another year just because she was beaten by someone better. Not only is Jolie 8 billion times hotter, she’s a better actress and a better person. It’s the difference between a Mercedes SL600 and a donkey that fell in the mud.

  • angelah

    I don’t think so, Alex. Thanks Dooby(?) or Audrey for this new thread.

  • Alexanderina

    Thank you Doobybrain, for the new thread and the picture finally, also thanks for blurring the face of the lady out

  • COLD HARD MATH

    Here’s a picture of BOTH Marianne and Daniel Pearl. I think it’s their wedding picture.http://www.jewishaz.com/jewishnews/020809/pearl.jpg

  • ALISA

    WOW NEW THREAD I LOVE BRAD HE IS THE BEST! I WANNA SEE THE INTERVIEW RIGH KNOWN????

  • Estelle

    # 5 | COLD HARD MATH |-love the link, LMAO.

  • alero

    I like this pic of Brad in NO better. But either way he looks good.http://www.wwltv.com/topstories/stories/wwl071206jbhunk.7f15fed.html

  • angelah

    a lil update from Me Again! & Moi Jade on the 2700+ posts thread..

  • fat arse rollers

    Yoo hoo dingbats…are your chicken claws sore from clicking yet…vote for Kate Beckinsale!!! How pathetic can you rollers be. Thought u were way too intellectual for all this simpleton activities.

  • COLD HARD MATH

    | #10 Maniston| I just saw that! I posted the link! Coveted role? How many actresses/bitches in Hollywood are a little pissed off at Angie right now? I LOVE it!ROCK ON ANGIE!

  • em

    Thank you doobybrain for babysitting JJ’s site! I have been a Brad Pitt fan since Thelma and Louise and I will always support his movies. I believe that he has finally met his true love in Angelina and I am wishing them the vey best. Brad’s involvement with Global Green for NO comes at a crucial time in the reconstruction process of this unique and beautiful city. Global Green is wise promoting awareness in how we can conserve resources and help the environment while building our homes. I am so proud of Brad and Angie for everthing good they do here and abroad.

  • Passing Through

    # 16 | alero He’s too fuzzy in that video cap!

  • Alexanderina

    How many actresses/bitches in Hollywood are a little pissed off at Angie right now? I LOVE it!ROCK ON ANGIE! # 19 | COLD HARD MATH |————————————————–lol, a whole lot, all the bitches are mad with Angelina now over this role, but the best actress got the role, I don’t think anybody else can play that role

  • Ippink

    youpi! Brad is a very beautiful man! yeah

  • erin

    I like Brad more now than before. What can I say…I am a die-hard fan. Love Angelina too.

  • COLD HARD MATH

    Angie did NOT look like Cornelia Wallace. But she did WIN a golden globe.http://www.cah.utexas.edu/photojournalism/graphics/photojournalists/walker/bigpics/Walker_02.jpgWe are going to hear this shit, until this movie comes out. I hope people don’t forget the message of this story.DANIEL PEARL, YOU ROCKED………

  • Estelle

    # 23 | MANGELINA -well AJ is sure a million times better than X for sure…it will be worst than an insult if X play the part…you will have millions of Zidanne head attacks…yeah!.

  • right

    2 can play this gameTHE ONLY WAY X IS GOING TO GET ROLES IS THROUGH RIDING HER CO-STARS. OTHERWISE, SHE WOULD JUST BE KNOWN AS THE "37 GOING ON HER 40s" LADY. Additionally, she has to keep her MOUTH OPEN and say about her effin DINOSAUR AGE MARRIAGE JUST to be on those trashy mags or frivolous polls. LIKE OKay, I would love to be remembered as the person that had the best hair. Puhhlease, my hairstyle is HELLA better than her dull style. Shoot, I rock a mohawk-like everytime I wake up in the morning..lmao.

  • Me Again!

    I’m gonna post this then I’m off to bed.Sorry guys, I didn’t mean to sound like X with all that whinning and stuff…just been a hard day and with all the sneaking around today I STILL didn’t get my People mag autographed….I guess it wasn’t meant to be.Well I just wanted to say that b/c I thought back to AJ’s 360′s interview and how she was saying it would be easy for her to complain about the breastfeeding and how tired she was but it was her duty to those starving people…of course I’m paraphasing and I know I’m not AJ but that just made me want to apology for sounding like X…man I got on my own nerves once I re-read my own post…Much love BAMZS AND FANSi’M TRULY OUTTA HERE.

  • tabloids

    JA was never scheduled to play the part. It’s the usual pity party triangle. Enough of that already. MP herself approved of AJ playing her. I learnt shooting starts in five weeks.

  • Alexanderina

    I hope people don’t forget the message of this story.DANIEL PEARL, YOU ROCKED……… # 28 | COLD HARD MATH |————————————————–Ditto CHM Ditto

  • angelah

    [30 was my dumb self..blah]Oh nothing new…brb

  • Alexanderina

    Well it has been a long day and its almost 11PM here, so I will say Good Night to all my fellow BAMZS Fans, talk to you all later

  • Estelle

    # 30 | right |-LOL. # 31 | Me Again! -good night and sweet dream. God bless and I will wish upon the star tonight for you…to get an autograph from you know who…BP…fingers and toes crosses.

  • Estelle

    Good night Alex, sweet dream…

  • bradisagoodguy

    The idea for the competition developed from a conversation between Brad Pitt and myself at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York City in September 2005. I’m glad to know this has been in the works since Sept. 2005. Some delusional fans thought he just woke up to it and announced it to do a PR job. Go Brad and God bless you. You will prevail because of your truth and your kindness no matter what the detractor says. We know you are a good man and we are behind you 1000%.

  • alero

    # 32 | tabloids |I learnt shooting starts in five weeks.**I read that also. But there is no lead actor or supporting actors posted on any of the movie sites. So I don’t think that number can be correct. They also have to find the sites to film. There seems to be alot of preproduction work that needs to be done. Five weeks sounds really short.Angie looks great in the St Johns ad.

  • TranistondaLurker

    Why haven’t they named the male lead? I hope Brad doesn’t play Daniel Pearl. lmao @ her face. The pic is on Perez without the blurr.

  • QQQQ

    # 39 | alero | I was wondering about the 5 weeks also, which would be sometime in sept, but isn’t Brad suppossed to be filming BB in NO during the fall.

  • Zaiyana

    HERE’S a REPOST from the TATOO THREAD; I just wanted to make sure the recipients saw it:Me Again– you’ve been a great inspiration here for us fans; after all, Angie or Brad could decide to visit our own places of work our of the goodness of their hearts, for those of us who work in humanitarian, service oriented places. You must be exhausted after all the running around on top of the extra excitement this week! I know, I have little kids myself, and any overtime projects at work push life in upper gear.Moi Jade, thank you for updating us. Have a peaceful night~To all my BAMZSers~ May we live life to our potential, for angels do fly among us as we least expect the mystery, unaware. Goodnight, amigas ;) I will be back in touch tomorrow, email, posts, and WALAwalaYAY..DoobieDoobie Got the Hint and gave us our new thread! Maybe we can post on both and see how long the other one gets~

  • MANGELINA=cALIgir

    MANGELINA=cALIgIRL… same & one person. Haters lurk & camouflage themselves. Scary thought. All I can say round them up & put them at the burning stake. I will be rejoicing with utmost gusto.

  • Moi Jade

    HAHA…..Thanks JJ that was fast dude…..I told you the natives were restless….!! :)OK one last really funny tidbit for ya all. Here is the link that proves to the twats over at FF that Jolie and Pitt cheated between takes on the set of MAMS.http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/8905/bts8mr.gifLMAO!!!!

  • Moi Jade

    # 44 | Zaiyana |HI ZAI!!!! You too sweet one!~~ Peace sistah.

  • Estelle

    # 47 | Moi Jade-how pathetic can they be, using the extra take from a fictional movie as their base of fact?…LOL, these womens remind me of those maniac fans, who think that the actor’s character are real person, like television show characters are real person…..LOMAO., did they greed X as Rachel? or

  • Estelle

    # 43 | Zaiyana -sweet dream and peace be with you as well.

  • Estelle

    # 49 | XXX |-hmmmm sound good…cancel page to Dr. Feel Good. LOL

  • Zaiyana

    # 46 | Moi Jade | Are you serious?! That’s IT? LOL, oh now I see it. Their roles call for only fingertip touching at no locking elbows. After all, that’s what Dorothy did with the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Lion, and look where they ended up! Such sinners! ;) Now I completely understand yeah…(whisper…shhh those evil flying FF witches might abduct me for my Jolie DVD collection and People magazine. shhh)

  • Estelle

    # 42 | QQQQ- I thought the filming is in 2007 and it will be out in theater 2008…may be I’m wrong.

  • angelah

    # 46 | Moi Jade | — what?? lmao. That is kinda sad (for ‘em)

  • Estelle

    good night everyone, until tomorrow….

  • angelah

    # 13 | COLD HARD MATHthanks for the link..they looked fantastic.