This is discussion about Evergreen Brick Works.
I loved reading this entry and feel strongly that it represents the "power of place" that is exactly what we're looking for in this competition! It is great the way you're working with the government and engaging the local community on so many different levels.
Could you please include in your response an answer to this question: Describe some unique tourist experiences that your approach provides. Be specific; give illustrative examples.
I know that you submitted an entry last year and included some of the 2007 numbers in your entry. Could you update some of your responses to include 2008 numbers? Particularly in terms of success numbers, etc.
Who are your main partners?
Could you tell me a bit more about the youth at-risk training component? What kind of training is this?
Thanks for submitting your entry and I hope to hear from you soon.
Magical + amazing.
Muchas felicitaciones por estar entre las innovaciones finalistas!!
Adelante con su proyecto!!
Abrazo fraterno desde Uruguay!! y a las órdenes en nuestra garanja Abambaé.
On July 1, 2009 the judges reviewed the entries for the Changemakers “Geotourism Challenge 2009: Power of Place Sustaining the Future of Destinations” competition and would like to pass on the following feedback (listed below) for your entry. Thank you for applying and for your hard work in the field. We are excited to archive your entry to serve as a leading solution for the worldwide community of innovators. If possible, please take the time to respond to some of the provocative questions and issues that were raised by the judges. We wish you continued luck with your innovative, sustainable, and socially impactful initiatives.
All the best, The Changemakers Team.
“I liked this entry; it is ambitious and successful, especially in participation. At first I was worried about the sustainability of the project because there is a lot of government support. With this type of situation, a program like this may not be able to be translated to other places in the world. But in terms of what it’s trying to achieve maybe we should be encouraging governments to take sustainability into tourism destinations more seriously as well as taking more responsibility in geotourism in general?”
“Using this model in developing countries for the alternative preservation of cities is incredible. What else can I say, this is a great project that has, is and will change the city of Toronto.”
- Changemakers “Geotourism Challenge 2009: Power of Place Sustaining the Future of Destinations” Judges: National Geographic Society, United Nations Foundation, Tribe Wanted, The Green Belt Movement, Lonely Planet, Southwest Forestry University.