Interview with Har Pluijmakers – initiator of Red het Sterrebos . “Don’t walk on the lawn!” Every time Har has to tell the newcomers that the grass has just been sown. He has received many with open arms in his home in Susteren, a stone’s throw from the Sterrebos. “It is quite hectic, but it… Continue reading “A forest very dear to me”
Rivian, VDL Nedcar’s intended new customer, is not only a problematic guest in Limburg. In Georgia, in the United States, concerned residents are waging a campaign to preserve the surrounding nature against the arrival of a mega Rivian plant. The group, No2Rivian, started last month and has launched a website and a petition. . The… Continue reading Rivian, master of greenwashing and empty promises
A new day, day seven, has dawned in the Sterrebos. There are two more forest protectors in the trees: Ed and Maarten. Unfortunately, one of the activists, Lou, who was in the old oak forest, was grabbed in the collar by a guard last night when she had to go to the ground for a… Continue reading An eventful week…
Save the forest keep the tree, along with job security! The organisations in solidarity that earlier took the initiative for the declaration of support are now calling for a big protest on Sunday at the Sterrebos: On Friday 28 January, a brave group of forest protectors occupied the Sterrebos. They protested against the construction of… Continue reading Solidarity demonstration sunday @Sterrebos
It is already day six in the trees for Maarten, Ed and Lou. They are still in high spirits. Maarten says: “The hammock is very comfortable – Last night I slept 9 to 10 hours.” Ed and Lou have organized their supply bags chronologically: breakfast, snacks, dinner. They say “The storm has passed and it’s… Continue reading “We can open the sliding door”
Since Friday morning the 18th century Sterrebos forest near Born is being occupied. Activists are trying to prevent the logging by car company VDL Nedcar. We are in 100% solidarity with the activists of Red het Sterrebos and call on the authorities to respect the fundamental rights of the activists by allowing contact with the… Continue reading Over 120 organisations sign solidarity declaration for Sterrebos activists
Dear neighbours. I have been sitting in a tree next to the factory where you work for 5 days now. I am happy to do that in order to save this forest. At the same time I understand very well that you are worried about your job at VDL. I myself also work for a… Continue reading Open letter to VDL employees
We would like to thank everyone who donated food! Finally, the mayor agreed that we could provide food to the forest protectors. Hopefully we can make another round this evening!
January 28, 2022 A group of environmental activists occupied the Sterrebos near Born (Limburg) early this morning. They climbed the trees with ropes and installed themselves in hammocks. The action is organized to protect the forest from the planned felling by car manufacturer VDL Nedcar. VDL Nedcar wants to build a new production line on… Continue reading Sterrebos near VDL Nedcar occupied
On Friday, January 21, we sent a letter to Rivian, urging them to preserve the Sterrebos. On Monday we got a reply from the car company: they say they are going to discuss stopping negotiations. Since this company claims to have the same passions as we do, they obviously have no choice but to preserve… Continue reading Will Rivian save the Sterrebos?