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UDC 5th Annual Environmental Expo

EFJ Team Members Charmaine Webber and Sydonnie Rothery at the EFJ Booth

UTech's Faculty of Science and Sport Receives Grants to Research Endemic Jamaican Plants

EFJ grantee, Faculty of Science and Support, University of Technology through the efforts of Dr. Andrew Lamm was recognized by the University newsletter the UTECH Communicator for securing two research grants to study endemic Jamaican plants in the Cockpit Country.Click here for the full article.


EFJ Out and About January-March 2011

EFJ hosted three islandwide Proposal Writing Workshops in Kingston, Manchester and St. James in the month of March. EFJ Project staff were on hand to provide information and guidelines on preparing EFJ specific project proposals for submission in the EFJ 2011 CALL for Proposals.

News from Grantees and Members January - March 2011

Jamaica Environment Trust (JET)

EFJ member and grantee share the first issue of their annual Jetter newsletter highlighting activities and achievements of the organization in 2010. Jetter Newsletter Vol.1 No1. For further information on JET visit their website at www.jamentrust.org

News from Grantees and Members- September-October 2010

Jeffrey Town Farmers' Association(JFTA)

In this Jamaica Gleaner news article (see link below), JFTA talks about their JET FM 88.7 radio station partially powered by solar-wind power system with funding from EFJ.

Jamaica Gleaner- JFTA


EFJ's New Role as SGP National Hosting Institution

The EFJ Board and Staff are pleased to welcome to the Foundation Family, the GEF Small Grants Programme for Jamaica. The Foundation signed a National Hosting Institutional Contract with United Nations Operations in New York to serve as hosts for the Programme as of April 1, 2010. The two organisations already collaborate closely on a number of projects and we expect this relationship will only be strengthened by this new arrangement.


Earth Day was observed worldwide on April 22, 2010 and to mark the 40th year of its observation the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (EFJ), in collaboration with Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) presented the inaugural Earth Day Expo and the launch of the Jamaica Environmental Challenge Awards.



The EFJ Call for Proposals for 2010 will open February 7th 2010 and will run for 9 weeks to April 9th 2010.

EFJ Out and About- November 2009

The Foundation took part in a number of events during the month of November 2009. These included:

Forestry Department's 7th Annual Exposition held on Thursday November 26, 2009. EFJ showcased projects funded in key watersheds and other sensitives areas around the island.

EFJ Sends Three NGOs to Copenhagen Conference

The EFJ has provided grant funding to three local civil society organizations (also EFJ grantees) to attend the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, December 7-18.


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