This motion (NR.247) instructs the magistrate to examine an alternative offer to the fireworks for the turn of the year 2022/23 in the form of a light show, which should take place at various locations throughout the city. Fireworks cause particulate emissions in high quantities and the noise burdens traumatised people and many animals. Anyone who walks the streets during the new year knows the wrappers and remains of fireworks are left behind as trash. Additionally, the fire brigade and rescue forces, who also want to celebrate the new year, are needed in countless avoidable operations.
New Year without Fireworks
Volt Frankfurt: the political party
Volt Frankfurt is part of Volt Europe, the first party that is the same all over Europe. In Frankfurt, at the heart of Europe, we fight for a progressive, sustainable and united EU. We work according to the motto: Think global, act local.
Nearly one million people live and work in Frankfurt. The challanges we face are shared with over 100 Million people in metropolies all over europe. Volt stands for the urban living of tomorrow, using progressive and pragmatic solutions.
We want to implement concepts that were already proven successful in other european cities. Be it lowering rents like Vienna, cycling like in Copenhagen or digital gouvernment services like Estland: we want to solve Problems, instead of just pushing them to the next election cycle.