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Brad Pitt's Eco Challenge

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Brad Pitt announced he's sponsoring an environmentally friendly design competition to rebuild parts of New Orleans devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

"Our goal is to kick off the rebuilding effort. It's certainly long overdue and I can only go from the reports that we get ... that it's behind, absolutely. People are frustrated," Pitt said Thursday by telephone from Namibia. "We could possibly build something that was better and took into account the historical traditions of the city and the voices of the people and turn this into some kind of good."

The actor is teaming up with Global Green USA, a national environmental organization, on the design project. Pitt, who's with Angelina Jolie in Namibia where they're expecting a child, will lead a jury of architects and local leaders to choose designs by six finalists who will then work with local neighborhoods on more detailed proposals.