Shaw Industries Group has announced it will provide recyclable Type 6 Anso nylon carpet to the Make It Right Foundation for new homes in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. Make It Right, established by Brad Pitt three years ago, will build 150 sustainable homes for residents of the ward who were affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Shaw has donated carpet featuring Cradle to Cradle Silver certified Anso nylon fiber for the first 50 homes, and said it will provide carpet for the other 100 homes as well. Shaw reaffirmed its commitment during a Make It Right event last weekend in New Orleans commemorating the fifth anniversary of the storm.
“We are proud to work with Make It Right to help make a difference in the lives of some of the many residents of New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina,” said David Wilkerson, director of sustainability and environmental affairs for Shaw’s residential division. “In addition to providing new, affordable homes for residents of the Lower 9th Ward, Make It Right also demonstrates the social, environmental and economic benefits of sustainable housing in a model that could potentially be replicated around the world.”
As one of the earliest supporters of the Make It Right Foundation, Shaw’s contributions have played a vital role in the process of building affordable green homes for Lower 9th Ward residents, according to Make It Right Director of Development & Government Relations Steve Ragan. “Shaw and Make It Right share a fundamental commitment to Cradle to Cradle design and to sustainable construction. Shaw’s fully recyclable, environmentally responsible flooring products are a natural fit for the Make It Right homes.”
For more information on the Make It Right Foundation, visitwww.MakeItRightnola.org. For more information on Shaw’s sustainability efforts, visitwww.shawfloors.com/recycle.