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The very mention of Diwali- ‘Festival of Lights’ fills our mind with festive ideas ike sweets, new clothes, decoration at home, diyas, images of a night sky with colorful fireworks and bursting of crackers. We celebrate the auspiciousness of Diwali with our family, friends and loved ones. Well, amidst fun, happiness, and laughter we all forget the deteriorating state of the environment and hardly realize the health problems, air & noise pollution caused due to ear-shattering firecrackers. Traditionally, Diwali was celebrated by lighting earthen lamps and diyas & had nothing to do with fireworks and crackers. So, here are some ideas you can follow to ‘Go Green’ this Diwali.
Refrain the use of crackers
Friends, if you are willing to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali, eschew the fireworks & crackers and stop polluting the environment.
Limit the use of plastic & non-biodegradable materials
The decorative items made ofwe use for decoration in our homes are not eco-friendly and we can’t even dispose of it post-Diwali. So, whats’s the use of buying such stuff?
Opt for eco-friendly paint
Painting our home walls with different colors is a mandatory thing to do on Diwali. So, if you are planning to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali, use eco-friendly paint in your house.
Eschew artificial sweeteners
I know the sweets that we all gulp are very tasty but they are made of artificial color and sugar, so avoid eating such sweets completely (I will also try ;). Instead, eat sweets made with natural items as they are unadulterated and nutritious.
Don't buy wrapping paper for gifts
We use the shiny wrapping paper for wrapping gifts for our loved ones or friends. Right? If you are planning to celebrate Green Diwali, then use painted newspapers, pieces of cloth & alike.
Don't use colors made of chemicals
For making rangoli at your home or any other place, ditch t he usage of chemicals and try to use natural colors made with natural ingredients. By following the above steps you can celebrate a safe, pollution-free and Green Diwali & can still have the fun! Wishing all my readers a very Happy Diwali.