NYE 2022

The real fireworks are up there.

Time & Location

Dec 31, 12:00 AM
Planet Earth

About the Event

Why pay for fireworks when we can turn off the city lights?

Let's do this for NYE 2022

01 Ask that your city not resort to fireworks or light shows on New Year's Eve, and instead turn off all unnecessary city lights.

02 Plan to get together with other living beings in your community and revel together in the wonder that is the night sky.

Take it further

03 Turn off your own unnecessary electronic devices, and enjoy your free digital detox. Try to connect with loved ones far away in spirit.

04 Think of everyone else you do not know on earth, and recognize how the universe and this planet is our shared home.

Take it even further

05 Ask yourself what you can do this calendar year to make life more bearable for other living beings.

06 Share with us what you decided to do and update us on the challenges you faced and your progress.

Reasons why we are doing this

01 The chemicals used in most fireworks are the same ones found in explosives.

02 The source of the August 2020 Beirut explosion was dozens of bags of fireworks.

03 The random explosion of fireworks can trigger a startle response in people who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

04 For individuals who have witnessed gun violence or who have served in the military, fireworks may trigger their PTSD.

05 Airborne particles from fireworks have been found to deplete lung defenses far more than pollution from traffic sources.

06 Fireworks represent a danger both to animals who live in areas where they explode, or in relatively distant locations when the wind transports the harmful particles released on explosion.

07 Particle pollution in the air has been found to eventually deposit on the ground and get washed into lakes and rivers.

08 Many birds who flee from their nests due to the sounds of fireworks do not know how to return to their nests once the noise ends, which leaves many of their young helpless.

09 Even 'safe' fireworks can be a hazard in drought-stricken areas at risk from bushfires.

10 Because of light pollution, most people on Earth never see a naturally dark night sky, and this also affects migrating birds, insects and other animals by disrupting the light-dark cycle they are tuned into.

Let's keep one another posted on what we're doing this year to make NYE 2022 without fireworks and light pollution possible in cities around the world!

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