VDL’s dirty game

The trees that were moved by VDL as part of the 'compensation' plans

The Sterrebos has been cut down. One of the few ancient pieces of forest with enormous biodiversity has been sacrificed for an extra factory hall of VDL Nedcar, one of the many companies of the billionaire family van der Leegte. The pater familias, Wim van der Leegte, has been in the top 10 of the… Continue reading VDL’s dirty game

Alternatives to logging never seriously examined

VDL continually maintains that there are no alternatives to the destruction of the Sterrebos. However, these alternatives do exist. Today we spoke with a former VDL manager who sees how his plan, in which the Sterrebos is preserved, was ignored by the province authorities.   Emile Schreurs has worked for VDL Nedcar since 1980, and was… Continue reading Alternatives to logging never seriously examined

Farewell Sterrebos

Last climber removed from the oak forest While everywhere the motor saws were already roaring, the last climber – Ed- was taken out of the Sterrebos on Tuesday, February 8. With an extra high crane because both the aerial work platform and the police climbers could not reach him. This brought an end to an… Continue reading Farewell Sterrebos

Eviction of Sterrebos occupation has started

VDL seduces neighborhood group into deal and clears way for immediate logging. Immediately after VDL Nedcar managed to entice the local organization The Green Spore Wolf into a deal to withdraw a lawsuit that could have saved the Sterrebos, the police entered the forest. Members of a special police unit began climbing into the trees… Continue reading Eviction of Sterrebos occupation has started

Despite tight surveillance more activists in Sterrebos

February 5, 2022 Early this morning about thirty activists tried to reach the Sterrebos near VDL Nedcar in Limburg. Since Friday, January 28, the forest has been occupied by an environmental activist who wants to protect the forest from logging for expansion of the car factory. Eight activists managed to climb a tree during the… Continue reading Despite tight surveillance more activists in Sterrebos


Day 8 of the Star Forest occupation has arrived. The remaining two ‘bats’ continued working yesterday to expand their habitat in height and width. Disaster almost struck when Ed lost his spoon at a great height. Fortunately, the spoon fell right on the roof of his temporary home and he won’t have to eat with… Continue reading Expansion