Every year on Diwali, we go all out in terms of splendour, zest, and zeal. On the one hand, the festival of lights spreads happiness and positivity, but on the other hand, we ruin the atmosphere by bursting crackers and polluting the environment.
The smoke emitted by crackers is extremely hazardous to pets, asthmatics, and the elderly. This year, let us all make a pledge not to set off fireworks and instead celebrate Diwali the traditional way, by lighting diyas, making rangolis, feasting on delicacies, and exchanging gifts.
And, if you're still looking for ways to keep your home pollution-free during Diwali 2021, we've got a few ideas for you!
Examine the Greens' Power
Plants purify indoor air and remove toxins, according to various studies. There are several plants, such as Jade plants, Spider plants, and others, that you should bring home before Diwali.
Go Organic with fresh flowers
Instead of gaudy streamers and electric lights, use fresh flowers such as marigold, jasmine, roses, and lilies to create a festive atmosphere.
Instead of firecrackers, use wish-lanterns
A single wish-lantern is powered by a paraffin fuel cell that burns for 5-10 minutes. The emissions are much lower than those of firecrackers, which emit PM2.5 equivalent to two cigarettes. If we want a truly illuminated Diwali night-sky, a lantern from each home appears to be a better way to achieve it than a firecracker that lasts less than a minute.
Use green lights
Diwali celebrations include the lighting of homes. To make this Diwali more environmentally friendly, use electronic lights that run on green energy. Consider how much pollution we could save.
Make your own sweets at home
Make your own Laddoos, Barfi, Kheer, and Gajar ka Halwa with natural ingredients like milk, coconut, jaggery, dry fruits, and so on. They will be both pure and healthy.
Abstain from throwing waste materials
There are no restrictions on having fun, but we must also take care of our environment and society. After we have finished having fun, we must clean up the mess that has accumulated around us. It's pointless to dump waste on roads and streets.
Give a plant as a gift
During Diwali, firecrackers are frequently distributed alongside gifts. Instead, replace them with a plant that can be kept indoors. Let's give something healthy this Diwali!