Cancel the Sydney NYE fireworks and direct the savings to the Rural Fire Service (RFS)

Cancel the Sydney NYE fireworks and direct the savings to the Rural Fire Service (RFS)

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Frank Hampster started this petition to Clover Moore (Sydney Lord Mayor) and

Our Chinese brothers and sisters have the same word for 'Crisis' as they do 'Opportunity'. There is no doubt we are in the middle of a Climate Change crisis and potential environmental catastrophe.

The Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore announced a "Climate Emergency", now she has the power and the opportunity to do something really powerful and amazing.

Work with the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, to cancel the Sydney NYE fireworks and direct any savings on public resources to the much beleaguered Rural Fire Service (RFS). 

Understanding the the physical fireworks have already been paid for, it is the symbolism that would stand out here. The whole world sees the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House ablaze with fire and colour every New Year's Eve and it looks spectacular. Imagine how spectacular a statement could be made to the rest of the planet if they see the Harbour devoid of human activity, the main driver of CO2 emissions, and everyone ushering in the New Year in the most carbon free way they can.  

At the same time, the people that live in rural NSW, that never benefit from the fireworks, will benefit knowing that their city cousins, and more importantly their leaders do actually care about their predicament. It would show that city people are willing to change their habits, give up a bit of fun and share resources to the people that grow our food, textiles and timber building products. 

A Bi-Partisan, multi-layered Government approach will show leadership and strength to the both the nation and the world that Climate Change can be solved through political will. 

It's up to us to hold you to account. The people are watching. 

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