We are an entirely volunteer-run organisation; our committee members meet monthly and do the bulk of the work running the organisation with the aid of volunteers who take on occasional or ad hoc tasks.
Jim and Kanchana met in 2010 and discovered their mutual interest in climate justice. Kanchana was living in Sri Lanka and wanted to improve environmental awareness there, and Jim had connections with people in Australia wanting to offset carbon emissions more effectively – so JCJ was born.
Most carbon offset programs on offer at that time were limited to tree plantations with dubious or unknown long-term climate effects, and Jim felt that JCJ could offer an innovative alternative.
JCJ became an Incorporated Association in January 2011, with a launch by the Governor of Victoria that March, and the first project run in Sri Lanka in August 2011.