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September 24, 2009 03:30 PM

On Thursday evening, Brad Pitt will bring some star power to the Clinton Global Initiative.

The Hollywood heartthrob is scheduled to give a progress report on his Make It Right Foundation, an organization working to build eco-friendly, affordable housing in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

Last year, Pitt presented an impassioned plea to businessmen and philanthropists to ask for their support for the project. As of this summer, nearly 100 homes were either built or in the process of being constructed.

Pitt’s session will also include a panel discussion of the themes raised in New Orleans and their global applications. At the end, Pitt is expected to announce a new commitment on green building.

Also, Rick Fedrizzi of the U.S. Green Building Council will give Make It Right with an award for making the Lower Ninth Ward the greenest neighborhood in the world.

Watch Pitt live at 5 p.m. EST at ClintonGlobalInitiative.org.

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