Diwali is a festival full of fun and frolic. We all love this time of the year when everything is covered with lights and there’s happiness all around. Although with this fun festival comes an excessive amount of waste which destroys our environment.
So, if you are a nature enthusiast and are planning to celebrate an eco-friendly and safe Diwali, here are some ways in which you can celebrate a beautiful Eco-Friendly Diwali without missing out on the fun!
Use earthen lamps and Diyas for lightening up your home!
While most of the people go for electric lights which cause huge damage to our environment, you can opt for earthen lamps, lanterns, and Diyas which will not only brighten up your home but also give a unique look to the ambience.
By doing so, you are also helping out the poor artisans who made it thus saving nature and promoting local businesses at the same time. You can paint it together with your family as a fun activity.
Say no to firecrackers!
Firecrackers are nothing more than a waste of money and they not only contribute to air pollution but sound pollution too! They are the reason for accidents, cause distress to the animals and give a hard time to people with respiratory diseases. If you have kids in your home who still insist on buying firecrackers buy eco-friendly crackers that make less sound and use paper as their prime material.
Use natural colours for your rangoli!
We all love making Rangoli’s at our doorsteps but we never wonder about the colour that we use. Most of the colours available in the market are full of harmful chemicals that eventually seep into the earth. Instead of chemical-filled colours, use natural colours such as rice flour for white, saffron for reddish-orange or dried flowers. There are even eco-friendly colours available in the market. You can also use flowers and dried leaves to make a beautiful rangoli.
Make your decorations!
There are a lot of plastic decorations available in the markets that we often throw away after a year. Instead of using one-time-use market decorations, try making your own from papers and other materials in your home. There are a lot of DIY videos on the internet that can teach you to make torans, wall hangings and so much more just from unused things in your home. You can involve your family members and have a memorable time with home-made decorations.
Gift plants and home-made things!
A lot of our time is spent choosing expensive gifts that are wrapped in plastic wrapping paper. This year, gift people small plants that will reduce pollution. You can also opt for homemade things like cookies, greeting cards, and decorative items. Instead of wrapping the gifts in wrapping paper use painted newspaper or recyclable materials.
Along with all these options, you can also donate your old clothes, join an NGO and help the elderly.
Always remember, you don’t have to compromise on fun for the sake of saving the environment when you have so many alternate options available.
Happy Eco-friendly Diwali folks!