These Ideas Will Prove That An Eco-Friendly Diwali Is The Best!
Diwali is almost here and so is our chance to take a step towards an eco-friendly one. While the festival initially symbolised happiness and love, now crackers and pollution are all that's associated with Diwali. But if you have always wanted to go green on Diwali but are out of creative ideas, you are at the correct place. Take notes and get set to celebrate an eco-friendly and fun-filled Diwali.
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There's nothing that depicts the festival of lights better than a pretty, earthen diya. Use diyas to decorate your house since they can be easily re-used. Stay away from candles since they are one-time use products and release toxins while burning. Restrict the use of electric lights to a bare minimum since they consume electricity.
Give chemical rangoli colours a miss and use flowers, rice flour, and natural colours instead. While edible elements become a feast for ants and small birds, flowers can be put directly into the compost bin after being swept away the next day.
Diwali is also a time for family bonding. So, this year, when you're busy selecting gifts for your loved ones, consider DIY gifts that are made of organic materials. Also, wrap your gifts in newspaper since shiny gift wrappers combine plastic and metal which make it difficult to recycle.
It is no news that bursting crackers contributes to noise pollution and air pollution, so try to stay away from it altogether. However, if you just can give them a miss, opt for eco-friendly crackers instead of chemical ones. Buy your kids crackers with lower-decibel and stay away from bombs that hurt the ears. Plus, engage in community celebration where everybody comes together and enjoys the fireworks. This way, you can efficiently ensure minimal wastage of resources.
Share The Joy
Lastly, think about making Diwali brighter for people who are not so blessed. After your Diwali cleaning, donate the unwanted things to an orphanage or local shelter. Buy diyas that have been made by the under-privileged at NGOs since the proceeds will be used for their future. Do your Diwali shopping from street-side vendors instead of supermarkets and online shopping giants.
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Diwali is your chance to light up somebody's life. Keep these eco-friendly Diwali ideas in mind and do your best. Happy Diwali :)