Jun 14, 2013
Hi Brent, Thanks for your proposal. I think this is an innovative idea that addresses both environmental imperatives and workforce needs. It's not as directly tied to climate adaptation as some other proposals, but it's intriguing nonetheless. I think you could strengthen the proposal by fleshing out the costs - what exactly is it going to take to get this program off the ground? Thanks! Chris
Jul 3, 2013
Thank you for your proposal. It had interesting elements, and we appreciate the thought and work that went into it. Here are suggestions for improving it: • To further develop your proposal, the judges recommend that you add a budget and institutional framework. • The issue addressed is complex and politically sensitive. The language used when referring to illegal immigrants could be considered offensive.
Jul 3, 2013
Thank you for the feedback. At the moment I am collecting contacts and resources and seeking to generate interest. A budget and institutional framework will certainly be forthcoming. I would be very grateful if you could be more specific about which language could be considered offensive. Feel free to communicate with me privately about this. I believe the program could lead to overall positive changes in the opportunities and protections available to Mexican workers, and I certainly don’t want to alienate readers/listeners when I describe it. If the project description I have posted will be archived indefinitely, I would be grateful for an opportunity to revise any possibly offensive language. Sincerely, Brent