Saturday, October 10, 2009

Green Diwali

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 year, we are asking you to celebrate eco-sensitive, green Diwali in your community.

How to celebrate eco-sensitive diwali?
  • Share food, sweets and clothes with the lesser privileged.
  • Donate for relief operations in Karnataka.
  • Instead of individual celebration prefer community celebration in a open ground.
  • Instead of electric illumination for long hours go for traditional lightening of earthen lamps or diyas.
  • Reduce the amount of things we use.
  • Reuse the things we have in different forms until we have absolutely no use for them
  • Recycle items that are no longer functional.
  • Rethink the choices we make when deciding to buy something
  • Refuse things that we do not need at all.
  • All gift wrapping paper should be made out of recycled paper.
  • Send out e-cards or text messages. No fancy Diwali cards.

How did you celebrate your diwali this year?

Send your stories and supporting pictures of Green-Diwali-2009 by 27-October on green-diwali[@] and win upto 5 t-shirts for your community from Scopial!

If you live in apartment communities in Bangalore, Delhi-NCR; you can also upload your pictures to your apartment gallery on CommonFloor

Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous Diwali!