Diwali is a festival to celebrate the triumph of good over evil and right over wrong. It is a day when every family sits together, eats together and celebrates together. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is this festival, which gives everyone some quality time to spend with their loved ones. It is believed that this festival of light is a messenger of good luck and wisdom.
But over the years the festival is getting commercialized and has become a major source of income for many traders. Money minded people look upon the festival to gain higher profits on their sales. As a result, along with being a messenger of happiness this festival brings along with it air pollution, noise pollution and any hazardous effects on the health of elderly people and children. These insensitive people need to recall the significance of festivities and revive the old charm of the festival.
There are various ways in which you can go for an Eco friendly Diwali and make it a happier one for everyone.
- Use earthen diyas instead of candles
Mud diyas are much cheaper and cleaner option for illuminating your home as they are made of environment friendly mud and does not have any ill effect. Whereas burning of candles release harmful gases and toxins in the air making it impure for breathing.
- Burst crackers in groups
Bursting crackers has become a popular trend on Diwali and some people feel their diwali incomplete without them. But excess of everything is bad, so you can opt for the eco friendly crackers available in markets these days and also one should limit the time of celebrations.
- Use natural colors or flowers for making Rangoli
Decorating the entrance of homes, offices and various buildings with eye pleasing rangolis has been an age old tradition. The difference today is the material used in making it. People are using chemical colors which are non bio degradable and have ill effect on the environment. One should go for natural colors, flowers or rice flour to make it eco-friendly.
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