ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT PROSPECTING, QUARRYING OR MINING IN COCKPIT COUNTRY?
Here are five things you can do to get involved:
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
3. 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.
4. HELP US FIND AMBASSADORS
If you know anyone with a large social media following (e.g. local celebrities and public personalities), ask them to support the campaign.
5. 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.