Ideas to celebrate a Green Diwali this year!by Harsh Agarwal Content Writer
Diwali is here & we are all set to celebrate it to the fullest. But instead of taking the same old way of celebrating the biggest festival of the year, let’s take the greener way! A festival which brings in so much of happiness & joy, we should also welcome it with clean hearts & environment. This Diwali, let's pledge to go green and keep our environment clean.
Here are some simple ways to celebrate a green Diwali:-
1. Opt for Diyas - There's nothing that can beat the beauty of flickering diyas at night, not even the dazzling electric Chinese lights. This Diwali, opt for diyas or simple LED lights. This will not just help you in saving electricity and reducing bills, but will also help the locals who wait the whole year for this festival. This Diwali, buy diyas from a local roadside vendor and make it a Happy Diwali for them too!
2. Make rangoli with natural colors - In earlier times, people made rangoli to feed the birds but nowadays we simply can't think of doing this, as the artificial colors in the rangoli might harm them rather than doing any good. This Diwali, let's do that again, instead of artificial colors, make prepare rangoli with spices and other household items like rice powder, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom powder, flowers, etc. If not this, you can also make rangoli with flower petals.
3. Shining homes - Our houses get a full make-over during Diwali; right from the walls to wardrobes, everything has to be deep cleaned. Here are a few ideas you can make your house a happy and clean place during Diwali.
A. Use eco-friendly paints
B. Use incense sticks rather than synthetic room fresheners
C. Use bandanwars or traditional door hangings rather than high-voltage lights
D. Use leftover or waste paper to make paper lanterns (kandeels)
4. Opt for homemade sweets
We all know the types of adulteration that happen in the sweets market during the festivals and the negative health effects of consuming the same. This Diwali, avoid all artificial colors and adulterated stuff and make sweets at home like besan ladoo, barfi with coconut and milk, kheer, gajar ka halwa, etc.
5. Go fashionable yet sustainable!
If doing so much to celebrate a green Diwali, why compromise with fashion. Yes, you heard it right! Check out W’s latest POP SETS collection made using Livaeco – an eco-friendly fabric that reduces carbon footprints thereby keeping the environment sustainable. It has top-to-toe kurta sets having palazzos or draped pants, long dresses, kurtas with gilet and much more to keep your festive fashion on-point!
Buy kurtas online or visit your nearest store to add these stylish pieces to your closet.
Other than this, you should also decorate your house using handmade stuff. Make lanterns or flowers using waste paper. So this Diwali, go festive in a creative way and keep your surroundings clean. And most importantly, be safe while enjoying the festival of lights. Don’t burn crackers as it pollutes the environment and trouble your furry friends. Stay safe & have a very happy Diwali!
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