Brad Pitt, Bill Clinton

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Brad Pitt's beard isn't the only thing that's growing right before our eyes.

So is New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, thanks to the bang-up job the actor's ecofriendly foundation is doing down south.

"I don't know how we build any other way anywhere else," Pitt said, addressing an audience today at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York. "We can no longer tell ourselves that implementing this technology is too complex a problem because it's just been proven on this little spot on the map."

Pitt, who started his Make It Right Foundation in 2007, said that the average family pays $35 per month for electricity in one of the green-minded homes built by his organization, while construction costs have decreased overall.

Hurricane Katrina battered the Big Easy in 2005 and Pitt has pledged to help construct 150 houses. He and Angelina Jolie also live in New Orleans part-time. 

Other Hollywood-accented do-gooders on the roster of featured attendees at Clinton's annual summit, which started Tuesday and ends tomorrow, included Matt Damon, Quincy Jones, Martin Scorsese, Alicia Keys, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Mira Sorvino and longtime Clinton pal Barbra Streisand.


If Brad's situation is getting a little hairy for you, check out some of the other benevolent babes in our Do-Gooder Gallery.

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