Brad Pitt's green development

Brad Pitt dropped by the construction site of his environmentally friendly housing project in New Orleans on Tuesday, calling it "a small little victory." "It's hard to claim an overall victory when you see how slowly it's still moving," Pitt said of the project, which is slated for completion next year. "[Hurricane] Katrina was a man-made disaster. This house here is a man-made solution." Eventually, the five single-family homes and approximately 18 apartments will house up to 23 families - all using green building materials and including energy-saving appliances, dual windows and high-efficiency lightbulbs. "There will be a family living here in a year from now, and this is a home that treats them with dignity, with respect, that is conscious of their quality of life," Pitt said.