How a responsible citizen celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi?

Ganesha is viewed as the Lord of wisdom and consistently every year the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is
celebrated with extreme devotion and enthusiasm. Yet, the most genuine effect of the Ganesh Chaturthi
on environment is because of the drenching of idols. The inundation of idols made out of compound
materials causes huge pollution. The utilization of thermocol and plastic in pandals just as for garlands
and different adornments increases non-biodegradable waste. This celebration symbolizes togetherness
as number of individuals meet up to celebrate this festival on a grand and large scale. In any case,
nowadays this celebration is raising the burning issue of Environmental Pollution.
Hence to celebrate this festival with all positive energy for the environment there are few steps needed
to take while celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi;
Eco friendly Decoration: In festivals generally individuals by and large utilize plastic and non-degradable
material. These materials add more risk to our environment when dumped as trash later. We can use
rather flowers made of paper or natural blossoms for decoration. Natural materials like fabric, wood,
paper can be utilized to decorate around Ganpati idols. Use reused paper/Newspaper design rather than
thermocol, which is likewise not degradable.
Limit number of public pandals: More pandals implies more noise and more contamination, instead of
individual festival favours community celebration. This will guarantee diminished expense of festival;
paper contamination in a limited space and when compared with individual celebration, community
celebration will cause less water and noise pollution.
Building a Compost pit for organic material: Gather separately after the celebrations, the offerings of
blossoms/flowers, garlands frequently called "Nirmalya" and other natural material and put them in a
community built fertilizer/compost pit. This manure material can be utilized to prepare your own
nursery. In any case if you must immerse them, cover them by papers rather than polythene packs as
paper is biodegradable. Dried flowers like marigold, hibiscus and others can be utilized later to make
natural colours or decorative paper for gifts.
Recycle the Waste: There are few things that can be done while thinking about how to recycle. The first
one is Reduce, it is the best way to manage waste. The second is Reuse products in different ways. And
the third is to Recycle the Ganesh festival flowers and festival leftovers is another way to manage waste.
Create natural colours from flowers, for example, marigold, hibiscus and other festival extras that can be
utilized to make manure. All these methods help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away
after the festival is over.
Say no to using Plaster of Paris or hazardous chemicals: Assure this Ganesh Festival, you Go Green with
worshiping eco-friendly Ganesha idol and also assure refraining from utilizing Plaster of Paris (PoP) idols
made of harmful substance. These materials include more harm to nature. Rather settle for clay. The
material utilized for idols like Plaster of Paris (POP) mostly has the compound of gypsum, sulfur,
phosphorus and magnesium. Synthetic paints contain mercury, cadmium, lead and carbon. Immersion
of idols with such harmful and poisonous components raises the degree of harmful effects it will have on
the mother nature.
Symbolic immersion: Rather than inundating Ganesh idol in a water body, it very well may be
symbolically immersed at home. A few people utilize a metal or stone idol and symbolically immerse this
in a pail of water, or even carry it to the sea, hold it under the water, and afterward bring it back home for the following year. Another method for immersing can be sprinkling a couple of drops of water on
the idol and afterward clearing it off and saving it for the following year's worshiping. One very
environment friendly thing that can be done is, the idol can be made of red soil with seeds in it which
after immersion grows into a plant.