Finally, after a very long bleak and pandemic stressed year, we get a ray of hope and sunshine in the form of the festival of light. But COVID is not the only thing we need to worry about…. it’s the toxic pollution in the air (the other ‘Ravana’) we need to overcome!
Diwali is a festival that signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair. So, let’s start doing our bit with this Diwali and make the contribution to keep this Diwali Pollution-Free!
SAY NO TO ALL FIRECRACKERS
Don’t waste so much money on buying firecracker, instead use that money for some noble cause.
You can buy new clothes and gifts for underprivileged kids and bring a smile on their faces, or you can donate to your local NGOs and animal shelters.
AVOID PLASTIC FOR SWEETS AND GIFT PACKAGING
Make this Diwali Plastic-free! Don’t use plastic wraps for gifting or buy sweets in plastic polybags.
You can avoid this completely by making some homemade sweets. Avoid artificial products – be in sweets or gifts. Gift plants instead of sweets. Do something creative and thoughtful for your loved ones instead
USE ECO-FRIENDLY RANGOLI COLOURS
Make your Rangoli with natural colors rather than chemical colors. Use natural ingredients such as rice powder, pulses or turmeric, cinnamon or cardamom for different colours.
DECORATE WITH EARTHEN DIYAS & FLOWERS
Light up your surroundings with some earthen diyas and candles. Use flowers and diyas for decoration instead of electric lights, it would reduce electricity consumption and it will also help your local market sellers.
Diwali is all about lighting up your life with your loved ones, you don’t need crackers or some artificial way to celebrate it! Be conscious of your environment… and don’t forget to wear a mask and avoid extremely crowded places… COVID is not yet over!
Wishing you all a safe & environment friendly Diwali!!