sites I document the
building project of a
modern wooden drop keel boat. For the building I exclusively
use european wood: oak and larch.
My aim is to show that a modern wooden sailing boat can be built
without using wood from the rain forests.
april 2007 I addressed a petition
to the German Bundestag asking to stop the import of wood
from the rain forests. The petition was proved by the petition
committee and allowed to be discussed in the parliament. In addition,
it was possible to sign it via internet. Later on more than 1000 people
signed for the petition. At the beginning of 2008 the petition was
discussed in the German Parliament. The minutes
was sent to me. To say it in a few words: The
members of the German Parliament agree in general with the aim of the
petition. Its content is sent to the European Parliament. Due to other
european laws enacted by the EU the German Parliament is not free to
pass other laws concerning the import of wood.
addressed to the European Parliament
Meanwhile (november 2008) I recieved a letter from the Euopean
Parliament: It said that the petition will be discussed in several
committees. As soon as I get new information I will post it here!