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Diwali is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India (and abroad). It falls on the darkest night of the year. The tradition of lighting lamps on this night may have come from the need for light on this intensely dark night.
This festive season, take the pledge to gift a green, and even better, a handmade present. Not only handmade .gifts are good for environment, they make a perfect gift idea of being unique, rather than being one of a 2,000 batch production line. And while selecting that gift in the store, do keep an eye open for that recycled material tag !
Global warming is the key concern, but what are we doing to save the planet?
some Eco friendly ways to celebrate Diwali:
* Instead of celebrating Diwali individually, one should opt for community celebrations.
* Choose an open ground for your community celebrations.
* This will ensure reduced cost of celebration and will keep paper pollution under control.
* This also will cause less air and noise pollution.
* Make sure that you burst crackers for not more than 3-4 hours, it will be even better if you fire smokeless crackers
* Before selecting the place for common community celebrations, ensure that it is far away from hospitals.
Lets Pledge this Diwali to be a Eco Friendly Green Diwali - Go Green