This Diwali only diyas, no fireworks! Diwali is the festival of lights, sparks, and shine. It’s the festival that literally lights up every nook and corner of the streets. Here are 6 ways to enjoy your Eco- friendly diwali this year.
Celebration for Diwali starts much in advance. People shop for new clothes, decorate their homes, exchange sweets, etc. If we evaluate the process of our celebrations then we will realize that many of our smallest actions are against the sustainable environment. Increasingly, it is becoming imperative to make changes in our celebrations to have an impact on our environment which eventually helps us to breathe in a better world.
We could easily take small steps to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali thoughtfully. Below are a few suggestions to make this Diwali a green Diwali.
Gift Plants this Diwali:
Plants are considered a critical resource because of the many ways they support life on Earth. Plants help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and produce oxygen in the process. Keeping plants in the home increases memory retention and concentration. The calming influence of natural environments is conducive to positive environments by increasing a person’s ability to focus. Plants are important to the environment, they are good for one’s health, and they are beautiful décor items too.
BioDegradable Plates and Glasses:
Unknowingly we use an unnecessary amount of plastic and paper at Diwali parties. Glasses, plates, spoons, forks, knives, decorative materials such as balloons, stickers, etc. are almost a necessity of our gatherings. Celebrating consciously with the replacement of such items with biodegradable plates and other accessories will be helpful for the environment.
The ritual of buying new outfits every year for the same occasion can be tweaked into a new, reused, redesign outfit and introduce the trend of sustainable fashion. This means by trying new tricks and tips on the old clothes to give a new look or simply give away your clothes on POOLit classifieds application so someone else can avoid buying new clothes. Thereby reducing the pressure on landfills.
Buy earthen lamps and diyas :
Diwali is a festival of lights. Having lamps, a rope of lights in the veranda is a ritual with diyas on the thresholds. Markets are flooded with breathtaking beautiful lamps and diyas. These are mainly they are very expensive for the environment. Invest wisely in such items, think of your future over saving money. There are other ways to keep the house looking bright and illuminated by buying earthen lamps and diyas from local vendors. This will also boost the growth of small local businesses.
Cracker less diwali :
Burning crackers leads to intense air pollution, and the effect lasts long even after celebration. Crackers’ smoke directly affects the lungs and can be critical for elderly people with preexisting conditions. Moreover, the leftover burst crackers cause land pollution. If you can’t say NO to crackers entirely, at least reduce your consumption by 50% this year!
Promote Eco-Friendly Diwali:
Lastly, it’s not enough to only curb your own actions but it is important to promote the act of creating a sustainable environment. For instance, throw an eco-friendly party where guests are asked to dress in environmentally friendly clothes, gift handmade or redesigned products in exchange for unused items, etc. For people who are oblivious to climate change, this celebration will act as an eye-opener.
This year celebrate Diwali not only with your loved ones but also with mother nature. POOLit team wishes all its readers a bright, prosperous, and safe Diwali.