Celebrations, lights, sweets, gifts, family and friends– Diwali is just around the corner! With much festive vibes, the celebrations across India have already begun. The decorations, the bright and flamboyant atmosphere with the smell of sweets makes the air around us jubilant, festive, and extravagant. Diwali comes with its own charm and nothing can ever match up with the zeal and aura this festival carry.
But year after year, the pollution caused by the firecrackers we burn on Diwali is taking us towards the path of eco-system destruction. Air pollution has turn out to be a budding problem across the world. Bursting firecrackers on Diwali is impacting the environment in a way nothing can ever do. Various studies have said, “Levels of some hazardous pollutants rise significantly during the Diwali period.”
So, to contribute towards the environment by shifting towards the eco-friendly Diwali is a great step. It not only protects the environment but also saves you from various health problems. So, let’s dive deep in the traditional and healthy ways to celebrate Diwali and forget about the ear-shattering firecrackers that are no less than the self-kill.
If you are one of those who want to contribute their bit towards nature by switching to an eco-friendly Diwali but are not sure how to go about it, then here we are to guide you right. We have come up with the green Diwali ideas that definitely spread happiness with noiseless, pollution-free and joyful Diwali.
- Donate your old stuff to the needy ones: Everybody wants to get rid of their old and boring clothes during the festival especially Diwali. So, during your de-cluttering activities at home, sort out your old and unwanted clothes and do not throw away. Instead, save it for those who need them the most. Instead of spending money on buying crackers, make the underprivileged ones happy and make this Diwali joyous for them.
- Avoid the use of plastics: Organising a Diwali party involves a lot of plastic utensils. But instead of using plastic disposables, go for the earthenware and biodegradable utensils (pattals). They not only reduce plastic waste but also add a traditional twist.
- Connect with NGOs: One of the best ways to celebrate your Diwali holiday is to connect with NGOs. Register with NGOs in your area and take a step forward to brighten the festival for those who cannot afford to make their Diwali worth celebrating.
- Go smart with your home décor: Festivals leads to shopping and involves a lot of stack. But we have great ideas that do not cost you a fortune with the brownie point of classiness. Now, you can make your home decor during Diwali at home from the old stuff that you don’t use. Surf the internet and you will get creative DIY ideas. Just follow that and you’ll be surprised by your hand made interesting stuff. For instance like CDs chandelier. Recycled decor items are in trends now and it will you’re your house looks classy and sophisticated.
- Use organic colours: Rangolis are a traditional way to enhance the festive vibes and almost every house has a special Rangoli on Diwali days. So, instead of going with the harmful colours you can use colourful food grains and natural colours or different types of flowers for your Rangoli. It will give your house a different feel and even look creative from those monotonous patterns of Rangoli. So what you say? Do you have anything much more interesting than that?
Spreading happiness is important than anything else! Above listed pointers are few getaways to make your diwali worth remembering. So, spread happiness and not the pollution this diwali.