Celebrating Diwali Safe and Eco-friendly
Diwali is a festival of light, a festival to drive away the evil of darkness and brighten this world. We celebrate it by enlightening diyas and lamps in and around homes. It’s believed that on this night, not a single place should be left dark because it gives a way for evil to accumulate. We also celebrate it with a contribution to noise pollution, air pollution and all other way we can manage to degrade our mother Earth.
Let’s change a bit this Diwali and celebrate a Diwali which will truly serve its purpose.
- Use Diyas / Earthen Lamps
Let’s not buy lamps that could cause harm to the environment. Let’s buy earthen diyas and eco-friendly lamps. We should also help those who are needy. Instead of buying from a high end mall or store, let’s buy from a street vendors or potters. It’s not only cheaper but also beautiful. It may not look classy but will give a sense of fulfilment from doing a good deed.
- Colours made from Flowers or Natural Colours
Rangoli, an essential part of Diwali, you can use natural colours or even flowers to make rangoli. You can use pulses, rice powder and other natural products to make your eco-friendly rangoli.
- Refrain or minimise use of fire crackers
Fire Crackers are beautiful as it burns and sparkles for few seconds. As it ends it leaves behind only soots and smoke in air. It gives joy for a few seconds but adds a lot of harm for us and the generation yet to come. Refrain from using fire-crackers. Let’s not be selfish and be considerate to our mother Earth, who made us all.
- Gift Environment friendly products
With Diwali, comes the season of gifts, gifts and more gifts. Give your near and dear ones the gift they will cherish for long. You can gift them lead free jewelry, jewelry made of eco-friendly products like pearls, wood, flowers, glass. Few gift ideas to consider.
You can shop at Aurim Blair (an Indian online seller of eco-friendly jewellery) and avail up to 25% discount this Diwali. Hurry Offer is valid till Oct 31st 2019.
Gift them eco-friendly products wrapped in Khadi Bags or Recyclable Paper Bags. Let’s refrain from anything made of plastic.
This Diwali, let’s pledge to curb a bit of pollution and slowly eliminate this evil of pollution plaguing the humankind.
Have a Safe and Happy Diwali!
- October 25, 2019
- Jignesh Ramani