NJCA is registered under the Companies Act of Jamaica as a Limited Liability Company without share capital, governed by a Board of Directors elected by the members - over 200 individuals and organisations.NJCA is well known for its work in environmental education in Jamaica: designing and conducting teachers’ training workshops, compiling educational kits for island-wide distribution to other NGOs, and producing an education manual and resource materials for community educators to promote environmental awareness and responsibility.
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Excerpt: The Minerals Policy presumes that deriving ‘maximum benefits’ from lands necessitates the extraction of minerals, but this may not be the case. There is no logical reason why the minerals industry should take precedence over any other land use, especially forest conservation and agriculture. There must be a full comparison of alternative land uses and land use capability, including economic options (e.g. agriculture, tourism) as well as ecosystem services, biodiversity, cultural heritage, housing, recreation, intangible values such as health and amenity value of preserving landscape. Mining should only be allowed where no sustainable alternatives are possible.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT vs BAUXITE - Comments submitted to PIOJ on the National Development Plan 2030.
Excerpt: The government must consciously prioritize the rural family/community development in our National Planning Programme over the limited development benefits derived from the transnational bauxite industry, which is in conflict with the health and well-being of rural Jamaicans.
The Environmental Foundation of Jamaica has funded many of our educational activities over the years
Executive Director – Ms. Wendy Lee
Treasurer – Mrs. Elke Macdonald
Secretary – Sheilah Forward
Mrs. Barbara Zampelli
Mrs. Annabella Proudlock
PO Box 212 · Runaway Bay · St. Ann · Jamaica · West Indies
Tel: 876-973-5678 · NJCA@cwjamaica.com