Diwali 2019: 10 Best Ways To Celebrate Safe & Eco Friendly Diwali This Year
Here's how you can still have fun and make the most of the festive season!
Diwali is known as the “festival of lights” and it is one of the much-awaited festivals of the year. Celebrating an eco-friendly Diwali is just not about avoiding burning firecrackers but there are many ways in which we generate waste while celebrating Diwali. Due to the crackers, air quality goes down considerably and people suffer breathing problems even days after Diwali, as pollutants from firecrackers clog the air.
The main aim of the “green world” is to maintain and uphold a better and safe society for ourselves. Diwali is a festival of lights and there are many alternative ways to celebrate the festival.
10 Ways To Celebrate A Safe and Eco Friendly Diwali 2019
1. Buy Earthen Lamps & Diyas
Diwali is the festival of lights and we often tend to get attracted to fancy and colorful Diya or lamps which are not eco-friendly. This year, let’s pledge and celebrate Diwali using earthen lamps and lanterns/lamps and Diya.
2. Avoid Fire-crackers or Opt For Eco-Friendly Crackers
Firecrackers are nothing but a commotion caused by too much light and sound and if you still wish to burn firecracker why not opt for Eco-friendly crackers? Eco-friendly crackers are manufactured from alternative raw materials to leave a lesser impact on the environment and pose lesser health risks.
3. Make Homemade Sweets
Instead of buying tons of sweets from the mithaiwala you should prepare some sweets at your home on this Diwali. You can prepare homemade sweet like khoya barfi and besan laddoos which are easy to make at home. The sweet boxes from stores are often wrapped in glossy plastic, and made from non-recyclable materials.
4. Use Natural Colours for Rangoli Decoration
For natural rangoli colors, you can use dry or wet powdered rice or dry flour or sindoor, Haldi (turmeric) and other natural colors can be added. You can also use marigold, roses and other flowers for decorating your Rangoli.
5. Biodegradable Plates and Glasses
During Diwali, guests tend to pour in number and we tend to lean towards using disposable plates and glasses, which are damaging to the environment. Instead, you can choose biodegradable crockery.
6. Organic Gifts
This Diwali go organic by gifting organic gifts to your friends and relatives. You can gift home decor, organic snacks, natural skincare products, etc.
7. Make Personalized Gifts For Your Loved Ones
For this Diwali, you can gift personalized gifts like mugs, lamps, keychains, cushions, printed cushions, rotating lamps, etc. Wrap your gifts in the newspaper instead of wasting paper for wrapping.
8. Gift A Plant This Diwali
This Diwali instead of carrying sweets or other edible items which are packed in plastic, why not gift some decorative plants? Gift a plant this Diwali and set a new trend altogether.
9. Use Eco-Friendly Decorations
Instead of going on a shopping spree to buy cheap home décor items, why not making some at home or buy a few quality pieces to adorn your home. You can make paper bag lanterns, cinnamon candlesticks, glass jar lanterns, etc.
10. Donate To The Needy
There is no better way to light up this Diwali than lighting up a home or a needy person’s face. You can gift clothes to the ones in need and help them celebrate with a smile. You can donate accessories/shoes and other things too. This Diwali let’s celebrate and Eco-friendly Diwali and help our society turn greener and better.
We Wish You A Very Happy and Prosperous Festival Of Lights!