Five Ways To Keep Your Diwali Celebrations Clean, Green & Eco-Friendly
Yayzy is proud to be an international team! We have people based in the States, India, Romania and our home of conception, the United Kingdom.
Today, millions of people across the globe will be celebrating Diwali, including many people from the Yayzy team!
For those of you who don’t know, Diwali is the festival of light; it marks the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. Diwali is celebrated in most, if not all, communities in India and acknowledged by many worldwide. We believe that this special occasion is an excellent opportunity to practice eco-friendliness!
We have five tips that can help you have a more clean, green Diwali moving forward:
Keep your decor eco-friendly: Avoid the use of plastic; try to opt for real flowers, real leaves and organic colours for Rangoli. Also, the use of sarees and colourful dupattas can replace the need to use plastic ribbons.
Switch over from using synthetic room fresheners and keep the room smelling nice with the use of fresh flowers and organic incense sticks.
Community over everything: Celebrate with as many people as you can. We know that Covid is still around, and we want to promote safety first. However, if you can, for example, if you live within a gated community in India, put the environment first! Avoid causing damage to the space you’re celebrating in and come together to keep it clean. For those celebrating from other parts of the world, a similar rule can apply, join up with family and friends to celebrate — there is strength in numbers.
Gift Organic: There are so many great eco-friendly things that you can gift people for Diwali. Things like organic soaps, spices, coffees, and teas are great options for gifting. Another good tip is to do away with plastic when gifting sweets or baked goods; distribute them in reusable containers or paper bags.
Preloved gifts: Many charitable organisations will be celebrating Diwali; try to find a local charity that may benefit from a donation of gifts! You can pass on clothes, toys and even household items, every little helps. This is a great act of kindness and also avoids these items becoming waste.
Reinforce eco-friendliness at celebrations: These gatherings are a great opportunity to reinforce our love for the planet we live on. The beauty of Diwali is it is centred around goodwill and happiness, which all tie in well with living a more planet proud life. Share tips and tricks with your close family and friends of ways to be more mindful and conscious. These conversations shouldn’t exclude children; the earlier they learn about the power of climate action, the better.
We are wishing everyone a lovely Diwali, full of love and light.
Remember, you can have fun whilst keeping it green and clean!