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Musician Pledge

Keep Musical Instruments Free of Illegal Wood. Let's play Fair Music with Fair Trade wood, its in all our interests - Sign the Petition and Become a FRIEND of WOOD

Musicians are very important to spreading the concept of Just Music.

Just Music links our love of music to our dependance on 'tonewoods' for our beautiful musical instruments. Eighty of the world's estimated 200 species of wood used to make our beautiful musical instruments are on the brink of extinction.

The Musician Pledge states:

Widespread illegal logging is placing at risk the wood we treasure in our musical instruments, and thus the future of music as we know it. As musicians dedicated to our art and to protecting the earth’s natural resources, we call on everyone involved in the sourcing, crafting and production of musical instruments to join us in our commitment to eliminate all trade in illegally logged timber and forest products. We will not buy a new instrument without asking

a) where the wood comes from

b) if it was harvested legally and sustainably and

c) if it is from a certified source-preferably a forest certified to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards of goodforest management.

We support the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) which becomes law in March 2013 and other laws that prohibit trade in illegally sourced wood and we oppose the efforts currently underway to weaken the Lacey Act in the United States of America. We urge lawmakers, suppliers and craftsmen to ensure that our music has a positive impact on the environment rather than contributing to forest destruction. We call on all musicians regardless of your particular instrument to become a FRIEND of WOOD by signing the petition.

Please lend your voice to help protect rainforests from illegal logging.
Just Forests are very grateful for the support from the following musicians:

The Chieftains Musicians
Redmond O'Toole 8 String Classical Guitarist
Martin Doyle Internationally-renowned Irish flute-maker and traditional musician
John O'Conor Pianist
Paul Brady Singer Songwriter
Brendan Keeley Singer / Songwriter
Daithi Rua Singer/Songwriter

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