ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT PROSPECTING, QUARRYING OR MINING MIGHT BE ALLOWED IN COCKPIT COUNTRY?
Here are seven things you can do to get involved:
Add your name to the online petition at the Jamaica House petition portal HERE. If the petition has 15,000 signatures by September 30, 2017, the Government of Jamaica will make a response.
Get signatures on paper petitions. Not everyone has access to the internet. Download a copy of the petition HERE, print it and get signatures. Take the signed sheets to the Jamaica Environment Trust, Unit 5, 123 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 8 before September 29, 2017 or contact us at 960-3693 to find out how we can collect them.
Send us a donation, no matter how small. Cheques should be made payable to the Jamaica Environment Trust, with a clear notation “Cockpit Country Campaign.” Donations can also be made directly to any branch of First Caribbean International Bank, Account No. 114919513, Jamaica Environment Trust.
- Write a letter of concern or objection to the newspapers
Gleaner: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamaica Observer: email@example.com
- Write to the Prime Minister
The Most Hon. Andrew Holness
Office of the Prime Minister
1 Devon Road
- Write to your Member of Parliament
5. SPEAK OUT
If you are in contact with any senior government official or senior private sector representative, raise the issue with them. Let them know you don’t want mining or quarrying in Cockpit Country. If you have media contacts, ask them to do stories.
6. HELP US FIND AMBASSADORS
If you know anyone with a large social media following (e.g. local celebrities and public personalities), ask them to post the petition link to their networks and encourage people to sign.
7. INFORM YOURSELF
Find out more about Cockpit Country HERE.
Other Resources are listed below:
- Windsor Research Centre (website)
- Windsor Research Centre (Facebook)
- Protect Jamaica’s Cockpit Country (Facebook)
Learn more. Talk to people from the area. Know what’s at stake.