Jamaica Environment Trust (JET)
The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) was formed in 1991 by a group of citizens concerned about the state of Jamaica’s natural environment. They are a non-profit, non-governmental membership organization based in the Kingston and St. Andrew area, but their projects are implemented all over the island. They are a registered company limited by guarantee under Jamaica’s Companies Act (non profit). They 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, they have approximately 80 corporate sponsors and a full-time staff complement of six. Members of the Board and Directors are elected at their Annual General Meeting in March.
They 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. They also produce environmental materials, a biannual e-magazine, and deliver regular talks on the environment and field trips. They operate a long standing environmental education programme in Jamaican schools and they are advocates for the protection of Jamaica’s natural resources through their law and advocacy work.
They are a non profit non government environmental agency, and they value integrity, transparency and honesty. They are committed to high standards of work through professionalism, partnership and teamwork. They are an equal opportunity employer and they seek to provide an inspiring and productive workplace for their staff members. They have a passion for the protection of nature which guides and motivates everything they do.
Mission and Goals
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.See more