Diwali known as “the festival of light” It is considered to be one of the most important festival of India filled with lots happiness, lots of delicious food, lights crackers, etc but is also highlighted with the most unwanted thing that is pollution of all the types.
On this day people wear different colorful clothes, make and distribute colorful sweets and decorate their house with colorful lights and Rangoli.
It is also celebrated with friends and families and as for the tradition and fun, firecrackers has been played. Celebrating with firecrackers could add a risk to each and everyone’s health and a risk to environment due to air pollution, noise pollution and soil pollution.
As for each and everyone’s health, it will lead us to various health problems like the hearing loss or hearing problems because of the firecrackers’ noise, high blood pressure, sleeping disturbance, asthma or respiratory problems because of the smoke the firecrackers will bring, headache, irritability, skin allergies due to the harmful chemicals found in the firecrackers, fatigue and eye related problems. For each and everyone, it’s better to wash the hands or better take a bath. If more problems persist, it’s better to seek a physician for the good.
These are some tips for an eco-friendly for celebrating the Diwali. By thism your help is in the extension to everybody and also to the environment as well. In order to prevent dampening of the festive spirit we should make sure that the proceedings are safe, sound and eco-friendly. This change in the celebration style has imposed many negative effects on the environment.
Firecrackers are traditionally the highlight of Diwali celebrations. These contain toxic substances such as copper, cadmium, lead, etc that are harmful to all living creatures. They tend to remain in the atmosphere for extended periods. So their harmful effects are experienced long after Diwali celebrations are over. The noise produced by crackers is also hazardous to health. Extended exposure could lead to permanent hearing loss and disturbances in sleep. Pollution level in the air shoots up drastically during Diwali, therefore instead of selecting traditional chemical crackers opt for eco-friendly crackers. Eco-friendly crackers are made up of recycled paper and the sound produced by these crackers is within defined limits.
Diwali is a festival of lights, so people decorate their homes by lighting them up. Electric lights are used to decorate entire homes, offices, and streets. Sometimes, these lights are left on even during the day which is sheer wastage of energy. It is sensible to switch to the traditional lamps. Even though they consume oil, these lamps are lit only for a short time.
An indirect impact of Diwali on nature is due to the increased consumption. Often people go out and buy redundant items. Advertisements and hoardings attract people with alluring offers like sales, buy one get one free, discount coupons etc.One should try and do their bit to nurture the environment. Here are a few tips to make this Diwali eco-friendly and still make it a delightful experience.
Diwali is also known as the Festival of Lights. Instead of electric illumination, one should opt for traditional lightening of earthen lamps or diyas. They help in cutting down the enormous electric consumption. Though earthen lamps need oil, the quantity required is very less. This will help in saving electricity and also add a traditional touch with social responsibility in the festival.
This Diwali, go green and get organic gifts for your friends and family. Herbal cosmetics, special teas and coffee, spices etc. are such options. Cloth or jute wrapping can be done instead of wasting paper sheets. Instead of individual celebrations we must prefer community celebrations at a common place. This will ensure reduced cost of celebration and minimal wastage of resources, as compared to individual celebration.
The shopping list can be cut short and unwanted items must be avoided. This can be thought of as an irrelevant approach but it should be remembered that the pressure on the available natural resources increases with excessive consumerism.