The celebrations are here, Diwali is here! The preparations for Diwali celebrations start way before the actual day. The home is all decorated, sweets are prepared, gifts are bought and the entire aura is full of celebratory enthusiasm. Crackers and diyas are the essence of this festival. But it is of late that we have realized how harmful crackers are for the environment. To make Diwali celebrations more eco-friendly, the concept of Green Diwali is in focus nowadays.
Amidst all the joys, we should not forget about Mother nature. A little awareness can make a huge difference. Here are a few tips to help you celebrate a Green Diwali, this year.
Choose Earthen Lamps- The home decor for Diwali is all about lighting it up. Traditionally, diyas were used for decorations but with time people started opting for colorful lights and chinese strings. These definitely consume more power. Hence, you should go for the traditional and ethnic earthen lamps and diyas. These do not cause pollution and will give your home a different look. You can use decorated diyas and set them in alluring patterns in and around your house. [Read more…]