Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Eco friendly Diwali

With increase in environmental pollution, eco-friendly Diwali is the need of the hour. Every year, during the Diwali festival there is a sharp rise in pollution levels and health issues. The festival that begins with celebrations and gaiety, ends with adverse effects on the environment as well as on the lives of common people.

To keep the spirit and celebration alive even after Diwali , we need to take some concrete measures that would ensure environment safety and decline in health hazards. Here are some crucial measures that would only magnify the combined happiness on Diwali and minimize the adverse effects.

  • Try to gather neighbors, friends and relatives at one common place for Diwali celebrations. That ways you can multiply the celebrations and reduce pollution as well as wastage of essential resources.
  • Together friends and neighbors can exchange greetings and sweets. Moreover such event provides a positive atmosphere for family and kids to have good time instead of celebrating in isolation.
  • Encourage kids to avoid firecrackers. If they insist then prefer eco-friendly and reputed crackers.
  • Again, firing crackers in community is a better idea as it leads to more enjoyment and less environmental pollution.
  • Also, limit the time of firecrackers to two hours. It would avoid inconvenience to patients and senior citizens. Moreover it would also limit the pollution in the surroundings.
  • Always accompany the kids while firing crackers and give adequate guidance to them to avoid any mishap.
  • Keep a bucket full of cold water ready in order to diffuse any fire accident.
  • Instead of using electrical lights, use earthern pots and candles as these are eco-friendly and save precious electricity.
  • Do not keep crackers in pockets and never burst them while they are in your hands. This is no heroic act. It can cause huge damage.
  • Avoid using chemical based colors for decoration purposes like rangoli. Always use flowers, leaves and eco-friendly colors.                             
    Rangoli- Decorations with flowers on Diwali
  • To make the festival brighter for under privileged, share clothes, eatables and other essential things with them. The smile on their faces would make you happier.
  • The festival of Diwali also means indulging in your favorite sweets and snacks. However, remember any tips given by your doctor to avoid health issues. For example cholesterol patients should limit their intake of oily foods and diabetic patients need to check their sweet intake.
  • Those who suffer from allergies must take precautions. They should follow the necessary guidelines recommended by their doctor.
  • The policy of recycle and reuse saves non-renewable resources like paper and electricity.
  • Try to find innovative ways and activities to celebrate the festival so that we as a society can have people friendly and environmental friendly Diwali.
  • Last but not the least, do not bargain with roadside vendors and small shopkeepers while buying earthen pots, flowers, etc as this is the time they can earn well for their family and have a decent celebration. That ways you would be making a small contribution towards the under privileged.
Have a bright and prosperous Diwali!

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