7 Ways to Celebrate Eco-Friendly Diwali
Deepavali is all about lamps, rangolis, decking up the house and ourselves, spending time with family... the list can go on. And it must include adopting concepts like sustainability to celebrate a greener festival.
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Here's a checklist of 7 ways that will help you celebrate a more mindful festival of lights with reduced footprints:
- Be responsible with firecrackers
Diwali is synonymous with bursting firecrackers, which contribute in worsening air and noise pollution. However, avoiding them completely may dampen the festive spirit. So burst them in accordance with the government rules, do it in moderation, and choose those that do not harm the environment. Seed crackers are the way to go.
- Go Traditional with Lights
Instead of decorating your house with fairy lights, electric lanterns and other forms of electric lights, let’s go traditional. Get your diyas and candles out and light up your home. Not only are diyas and candles cost-effective but they are also environment-friendly. Or if you still want to go with electric lights, don't forget to use it in moderation and switch them off before you head to bed.
- Say 'No' to Single-Use Plastic
During the Deepavali celebration, one thing that gets everyone excited is shopping! However, shopping means a lot of plastic bags. Let’s say ‘No’ to them. Carry your own cloth bags when going out for shopping.
- Go Organic with Rangoli
It’s time to opt for green rangolis and chuck the use of harmful synthetic colors. The use of flowers and eco-friendly colors will only result in pretty and colourful designs that will make your house even more beautiful.
- Gift Mindfully
As the festive season approaches, it calls for gifting season too. Adding a few green tweaks here and there, especially being mindful while gifting, can help you keep a check. From using recyclable paper and wrap gifts, to using bio-degradable plates for eating or donating excess things from home and office, there are many ways that can help you celebrate a green Diwali
- Plant a Green Twist
This Diwali, go environment-conscious by planting more greens in and around your home. You can even consider gifting your friends and family indoor plants or air-purifying plants as Diwali gifts instead of just the packaged edible goodies.
- Perk Up your Decor
Diwali is about decor too, with flowers and lights lending that celebratory ambience. Fresh flowers look wonderful, but they don't stay for long. So how do you still achieve a top-notch home decor? Cloth or jute torans, colourful fabrics, and mirrors work wonders to get the perfect green Diwali look. Now, go ahead and spread the festive cheer along with your loved ones.
We wish you a very happy and bright Diwali!