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BACKGROUND

JET cleanup in Grant's Pen, Kingston (1991)

JET cleanup in Grant’s Pen, Kingston (1991)

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) was formed in 1991 by a group of citizens concerned about the state of Jamaica’s natural environment. We are a non-profit, non-governmental membership organization based in the Kingston and St. Andrew area, but our projects are implemented all over the island. We are a registered company limited by guarantee under Jamaica’s Companies Act (non profit). We are also a registered charity under Section 12 (h) of the Jamaican Income Tax Act and donations to JET in Jamaica are fully tax deductible.

JET’s paid-up membership fluctuates between 100 and 500, we have approximately 80 corporate sponsors and a full-time staff complement of six. Members of the Board and Directors are elected at our Annual General Meeting in March.

We have undertaken a range of projects over the years. These include beach and gully clean-ups, photographic competitions, recycling projects, the production of a musical stage play entitled “Nuff Respect for Nature” which toured 40 schools island-wide in 1994, the writing of a page on the environment for the Daily Gleaner, a five-minute radio programme called EnviroNotes, and a World Bank funded demand side management energy conservation project with the Jamaica Public Service Company, environmental films, a number of annual events, and advocacy campaigns. We also produce environmental materials, a biannual e-magazine, and deliver regular talks on the environment and field trips. We operate a long standing environmental education programme in Jamaican schools and we are advocates for the protection of Jamaica’s natural resources through our law and advocacy work.

JET Staff 2016

JET Staff 2016

We are a non profit non government environmental agency, and we value integrity, transparency and honesty. We are committed to high standards of work through professionalism, partnership and teamwork. We are an equal opportunity employer and we seek to provide an inspiring and productive workplace for our staff members. We have a passion for the protection of nature which guides and motivates everything we do.

 

Cockpit Country (Photo: Jeremy Francis)

Cockpit Country (Photo: Jeremy Francis)

The Mission of the Jamaica Environment Trust is to protect Jamaica’s natural resources using education, conservation, advocacy and the law to influence individual and organizational behaviour and public policy and practice.

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