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Celebrating Diwali with friends and family has its own charm. But amid the festive fervour, how green Oct 16, Celebrating eco friendly Diwali with friends and family has its own charm.
But amid the festive fervour, how green is your Diwali going to be, is the question that many Amdavadis are giving much thought to. A festival celebrated with humble diyas and home made sweets has changed to noisy crackers, splurging and decorating houses with electric illuminations.
It not only puts an added burden on the environment, but also puts health at stake for a lot of people. Though, the festive spirit should not soften any bit, we should also make sure we keep the proceedings safe, sound and celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali! TOI brings you few tips on how to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali, and still make it a delightful festival.
Celebrate together Festivals are best celebrated with your closed ones around you. So think of getting your relatives, friends and neighbours at one place and having the festivities going on.
This will not only reduce the cost of celebration and amount of pollution as compared to individual celebrations, it will also brings more excitement, closeness and bonding among everyone.
It's best way to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali. Crack it thoughtfully Fire crackers leave the city hazy and littered with paper remains the next morning. Instead of the traditional crackers, opt for eco-friendly products that are made from recycled papers so as to prevent rampant deforestation.
Go earthy While the electric illumination looks stunning, there is no comparison to the age old diyas. The additional advantage of these diyas are that they are bio-degradable, cost effective and still look traditional and very beautiful.
Plus, you can also contribute in saving on electricity consumption that normally reaches sky high during each Diwali.
Splurging on unnecessary items will only elevate the budget. Buy less of plastic and use-and-throw decoration items for an eco-friendly Diwali.
Instead, try to shop for recyclable material. Also, while cleaning the house before Diwali, restrain from dumping things, instead give the discarded things to the underprivileged people. Cut down on noise pollution Bursting fireworks besides causing air pollution also cause unnecessary noise pollution.
Not only firecrackers, people use loudspeakers and musical instruments that cause unnecessary noise. This noise often goes beyond the permitted limit of db, which is comparable to the noise of the take-off of military aircrafts!
Digvijay Singh, Designer I have always supported eco-friendly Diwali. People should celebrate the festival without bursting crackers to avoid both noise and air pollution. Each year before Diwali, I sit down with my friends and family and we make our own lamps. We light up our homes with these hand-made lamps and paper lamps, which makes it look very different and beautiful.
Devang Patel, Singer Amdavadis love competition, which we see during Uttarayan. And the same happens during Diwali. But people should change that mentality and enjoy the festival without crackers.
I am waiting for someone to come up with crackers that will not contribute to pollution. Varun Kapoor, Actor We should use traditional diyas and save some energy instead of opting for candles or electrical lamps. Apart from this, we should also help the poor and needy.
I would rather help someone who needs the money, than splurge on unnecessary items while shopping.By using eco-friendly products, each person is contributing to the safety and preservation of the resources provided from the planet, such as metals, plastics, and even water.
If more people use eco-friendly products, the cost of other products will go down, and it would benefit all inhabitants, human and animal.
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