Resources for celebrating festivals in an environmentally friendly and fun way!
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
This Christmas, make your own decorations, cards, gifts and wrapping! There are an amazing number of beautiful things you can make quite easily, with a lot of fun and with things from around the house. Download the Eco-Christmas booklet (above button) to get you started! The things in the booklet have been made by LEAP Voices of Youth members, who are children of all ages, some by themselves and some with family helping out. This is why they are easy to follow!
Or watch the video below to see how to make a lovely origami paper or card gift box!
Or listen to the audio below to hear how a Christmas wreath can be made from twigs, string, leaves and berries !
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
to make exciting diyas, flower garlands, lanterns, fireworks (minus the fire!) and more to celebrate Diwali in a wonderful, traditional way that has always taught us to use resources we need and not more. This keeps the resource balance in order & hugely helps to counter climate change.
As environmental issues are rising at frightening rates, it is time to go green in every possible way. Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrated with great pomp all over the globe is a celebration that marks the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
We all need to call for an Eco-Diwali (a Green Diwali) to ensure we celebrate this festival with minimum impact on the environment.
Let’s Reduce our consumption and Reuse our existing and waste items at home to make things like cards, gift boxes, gift bags, garlands, lanterns and decorations.
Let us make things in ways that can easily go back to nature by using Biodegradable material. We can model using flour to make figurines and diya-lamps; we can use spices to make beautiful rangoli-patterns!
Fire-works when burnt all over the world add to the pollution and also are not eco-friendly in the resources they use. But there are exciting alternatives!
So let us celebrate Diwali in an eco-friendly way – it’s great for our environment and economical for us!
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