The “Festival of Lights” also known as Diwali, is just around the corner. The highly anticipated festival which is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Ram, Devi Sita, and his brother Lakshman, after being exiled for fourteen years back to the kingdom of Ayodhya.

  • What is Green Diwali?

Green Diwali is a way of celebrating the festival of lights with minimum damage to the environment. The idea is simple, we have to save the environment and mother Earth, which provides us all the natural resources. The bursting of firecrackers released toxic fumes and substances which creates imbalance into environment; also creates noise pollution which is hazardous to the health of ill people, heart-attack patients and to the children also.

  • How to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali?

Celebrating Diwali in such a manner so that it may not cause harm to the environment is the essence of Eco-friendly Diwali. Here are a few ways to celebrate Diwali in a green and clean manner

  1. Use organic colours for rangoli

Opting for organic colours and flowers is the best choice for eco-friendly Diwali. Organic rangoli colours are available in the markets easily or you can arrange it from naturally available items like- Dried green leaves, turmeric powder, petals of many other flowers, rice powder, etc.

  1. Save electricity consumption

Another major part and attraction during Diwali are decorating the house with lights and lamps. While using those light strips, one should make sure that the lights are LEDs. There are even solar decoration lights available in the market, that won’t be needing any electricity.

  1. Use clay diyas-

Instead of buying plastic diyas, you can purchase the clay diyas from a potter or else prepare its own at home. These diyas are eco-friendly and when bought will also put a smile on the face of the potter.

  1. Avoid firecrackers

Keeping in mind the Covid-19 pandemic and the air pollution, a lot of states have banned the use of firecrackers, as not only they cause air quality damage but also causes damage to human ears and harm the animals. Avoid firecrackers or use green crackers if allowed.

  1. Decorate home with Natural flowers-

It is the tradition in our Indian culture to decorate the wall with garlands, be it rose or Ashoka leaves; so we should try to follow that culture and minimize the use of Chinese lights.

  1. Carry Jute bags-

While going to shopping into market, try to carry jute bags yourself and say No to “Polythene Bags”. Plastic bags are hazardous for environment and also it is a non-biodegradable waste.

 So, Let’s celebrate this Diwali eco-friendly with your friends and family.

Blog By :-

Ms. Nitika Kewlani

Assistant Professor

Department of Commerce & Management Department

Biyani Group of Colleges