5 simple ways to celebrate green and eco-friendly Diwali
Green Diwali contributes to sustainability of the environment and protects planet Earth too!
Diwali is best known for the lights, diyas, colours, and of course the firecrackers, but the crackers, the plastic gift wrappers, artificial colours and fancy fabrics are not environmentally friendly!
Diwali, the festival of lights, can be celebrated with the same enthusiasm while also ensuring that the environment around us is not adversely affected. Let's celebrate a green or eco-friendly Diwali this year. Green Diwali contributes to sustainability of the environment and protects planet Earth too!
GUIDE TO A GREEN DIWALI
Say no to Plastic
This Diwali exchange gifts packed in cloth covers. Gifts and decorations in the house can be done using old clothes, flowers and biodegradable fabrics which do not harm the environment. Make a difference this Diwali by sternly saying NO to Plastic!
Use Earthen lamps
Diwali surely is a festival of lights. Brighten up your home and the environment as well by using earthen lamps. Decorate your home using natural products. Traditional lamps are long-lasting as well as environmentally friendly.
Natural Colours for Rangoli
Rangoli is an integral part of any celebrations in India. Natural colours can be used for making Rangoli. Natural colours that are extracted from flowers, rice powder, cinnamon and turmeric among other things are easily available in the market.
Purchase only green crackers
What is Diwali without crackers! But crackers contribute to pollution and are even proven hazardous to people as well as animals.
This Diwali purchase only green crackers that are less harmful but lights up the spirit of the festival. Flower pots, pencils and sparklers are examples of green crackers. Try to reduce the quantity of crackers.
Donate your old things
Festivals always encourage compassion and empathy. Donate your old clothes or items to less fortunate people rather than throwing them away. Giving away old clothes will cut down a huge amount of waste, therefore contributing towards sustainability.