New Delhi: Diwali has become synonymous with noisy crackers, glitzy gift boxes and excess of lights - in short - a nightmare for the environment. However, there are individuals and children who are doing their bit to reduce their carbon footprint.
"Instead of individual celebrations we prefer community celebrations, where many families together burn less crackers," said a child.
The students of Salwan Public School are on their green mission. Like every year, this Diwali again they are crusading for a cleaner and pollution-free festival. The reason behind their campaign is because firecrackers release a toxic mix of gases that cause intense air pollution. In fact, last Diwali, noise pollution rose to 88 Decibels and the level of toxic particulate matter increased by 3-4 times in New Delhi.
While these children are aiming for a cracker-free Diwali, there are others as well who are opting for environment - friendly ways of celebrating the festival. ...more
05:39 PM, Oct 26, 2011