Before and After…New Lawn!

Thanks to Teach for America volunteers this new home has a lawn! We’re adding the final touches to this house for new homeowner Ronnie Williams. Ronnie says, “I think it’s wonderful that people came…and decided to volunteer some of their time to this effort. It feels good to come back down here and be able to […]

Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge

Make It Right has partnered with the Cradle to Cradle Innovation Institute in announcing a competition to inspire product innovation. The $250,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to companies that are working on viable products in the realm of affordable building and construction products that are safe for human and environmental health. To learn […]

Our Response to the New Republic

On March 13, The New Republic published a flawed and inaccurate account of Make It Right’s work. Here is our response from Tom Darden, Make It Right’s Executive Director. – Taylor Royle I was disappointed to read Lydia Depillis’ mischaracterizations of Make It Right’s work and the Lower 9th Ward in her article, “If You […]

Meet Lynsey Johnson

Meet Lynsey Johnson, a Loyola law student who recently joined the Make It Right team as a legal intern. She’s an avid long distance runner, active in the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) and a member of the Junior League of New Orleans. She also has one of the world’s cutest puppies.* Lynsey is originally from […]

Gingerbread House Construction

On Thursday, Make It Right participated in the annual Gingerbread House Competition that Build Now organizes. The proceeds of the event support efforts to bring families home. We were honored to participate this year and had a lot of fun joining other non-profit builders in New Orleans for such a good cause. Here are the […]

Join Us for Holiday Fun in New Orleans

If you’re in New Orleans, it’s time to grab your Santa hat and work gloves and join Make It Right’s holiday activities. First up, we’re having a volunteer day this Friday, November 30 from 1-4pm. Come help us landscape a playground and tidy up community spaces just in time for Christmas. Get details and sign […]

Tom Darden Receives USGBC Leadership Award

At Greenbuild 2012, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its 2012 Leadership Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals who embody the vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green buildings and communities as a vehicle to enhance quality of life. The green building industry didn’t grow in to a global movement by chance. […]

Nerds Wanted!

Today at Greenbuild we officially launched Make It Right’s Laboratory. The Lab is a place for anyone interested in green building to ask questions, discuss ideas, share your projects and talk with experts in various fields. We’ve got some great discussions going on in the Lab today like thoughts on the changing definition of affordable […]

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