We burst lot of Crackers on Diwali, But do we understand that it can be a nightmare for those who suffer from asthma and heart problems. There are increased cases of respiratory diseases as air quality goes down considerably. In fact, people and birds suffer from breathing troubles even days after Diwali.
It would be really great if we celebrate a pollution free, Eco-friendly Diwali.
Some tips and suggestions how to celebrate an Eco-Friendly Diwali
- Go for biodegradable colours for Rangoli
Use Organic colours, real flowers, leaves, grains, flour for Rangoli instead of using Synthetic Rangoli colours. Decorate homes with some bright and vibrant sarees, duppattas instead of plastic ribbons.Use organic incense sticks and fresh flowers.
- Say No to Cracker or switch over to Eco-friendly Crackers
The best thing you can do for the environment this Diwali is to pledge not to burst firecrackers,and other thing you can do is to Buy solely eco-friendly crackers rather than chemical crackers. Eco-friendly crackers are made of recycled paper. The sound produced from these crackers is as per the defined limits of the Pollution Board. Eco-friendly crackers are not dangerous for our environment as other crackers are.
Decorate home with “earthen lamps or diyas” rather than electrical/Chinese diyas. There’s nothing more charming than the good-old oil diyas. Ditch the electric lights for traditional diyas. Earthen lamps want oil for illumination. It additionally cuts down the electricity bill. By using thiese Diyas you will be supporting poor local artisans who make these diyas. You may find them on your local marketplace. Painting diyas is a fun school excursion hobby.
Plastic packaging and wrapping paper harm the environment and add to the trash around us. Instead of glittery or shimmery wrapping, a hand-written card or note will add the personal touch. Wrap the gifts with handmade/newspapers. Wrapping the gifts with colourful artefact or jute can offer ethnic look.
This is the best way of celebrating Diwali.