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Diwali Dil Wali – Kind Hearted Act – Feedback

Diwali Dil Wali – Kind Hearted Act: Different Ways people gave Back To Society this Diwali.

People are doing their effort, it should be counted so that we see an increase in effort next time.

Deepawali, the festival of lights, more popularly known as Diwali, is one of the most enthusiastically celebrated festivals in India. A sense of excitement fills you when you walk on the streets.

There are bright houses all over, covered with lights and decorations. You will find everyone wearing new clothes and greeting each other with sweets and gifts. We Indians celebrate everything with more color and life.

Diwali is symbolic of the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

Diwali Dil Wali – Kind Hearted Act: Different Ways people gave Back To Society this Diwali.

And it was such a feeling to see how people acted true to the theme of this festival. There were many small and big groups who celebrated their Diwali in a most noble way.

 1. Students donated clothes to underprivileged 

It is good to see the younger generation participating actively. Students of many schools collected clothes and distributed the same to the underprivileged. Other than giving away old clothes, some were seen gifting the new clothes to them as gifts. 

2. Awareness about Food

Festivals call for a lot of cooking, and sometimes most of it goes to waste. While you will be over-cooking for friends, family, and relatives, there are so many people who will be holding their stomachs in hunger. 

I was happy to see people more aware of the surroundings. They were alaert about the wastage of food. 

3. Firecrackers, I can hear them!

People were more alert about not using crackers after 10 pm. There is a scope of a lot of improvement, still each little effort should be counted. Not everyone was vigilant about the noise created by the fire crackers, still the number is increasing. Thanks to the climate and the awareness among people, pollutants in the air is also less. 

4. Diya back in action

Awareness among the people and the efforts done by state government to increase the purchase of Diya, indian clay lamps was a conscious step towards betterment of Diya makers. It also boosted the Eco Friendly approach to celebrate Diwali.

Diwali Dil Wali - Kind Hearted Act: Different Ways people gave Back To Society this Diwali. Many groups celebrated their Diwali differently.
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एक दिये सा रोशन

इस बार एक कपड़े के पैसे बचायें
उन पैसों से मिट्टी के दिये घर लाएं
तेल तुम उन दियो मे डाल जलाओगे
घर उस कुम्हार का रोशन पाओगे

Diwali Dil Wali – Kind Hearted Act: Different Ways people gave Back To Society this Diwali.

Diwali Dil Wali - Kind Hearted Act: Different Ways people gave Back To Society this Diwali. Many groups celebrated their Diwali differently.

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Odisha bans Single-Use Plastic

Odisha bans single use plastic Forest and Environment Department said the state government has prohibited the manufacture, sell, trade, import, storing, carrying, transportation and distribution of the single-use plastics.

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Odisha bans single-use plastic in all urban areas from Oct 2

Odiisha Forest and Environment Department said the state government has prohibited the manufacture, sell, trade, import, storing, carrying, transportation and distribution of the single-use plastics.

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‘Bunch of fools’ spreading awareness

‘Bunch of fools’ spreading awareness on cleanliness, plastic ban in Raipur | News – Times of India Videos. One effort from a bunch of true citizens towards spreading awareness in Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh. They call themselves Bunch of Fools. Like their name, their work is also unique for this area.

STAY FOOL, KEEP CLEANING

We are Bunch of fools who are obsessed about cleanliness around us. Driven by heart and believe in “Ekla cholo Re” philosophy, we religiously follows the slogan “Hum Sudhrenge Jag Sudhrega”. Inspite of preaching others we believes in doing our work only.

Bunch of Fools.

Plastic Ban awareness in Raipur

How They’re Helping: they are actually helping all of us. Taking out some time and doing it for everyone, thats what they do. Helping the Environment while building community and providing healthy activities in the great outdoors.

‘Bunch of fools’ spreading awareness on cleanliness, plastic ban in Raipur.  One effort from a bunch of true citizens towards spreading awareness in Raipur, capital of  Chhattisgarh.

In Raipur there is a bunch of guys who work really hard to make sure that their city is clean and looks endearing. This group of youngsters call themselves as ‘Bunch of Fools ‘and are working towards a cleaner city and cleaner India. Their mission is cleanliness in the city. These guys select the dirtiest patches in the city, take picture of the spot with all dirt and garbage, and they clean up the area. After cleanup they again take a pictures and put it on their social media page. Thus they call themselves spot-fixers of Raipur. And this group consists of businessmen, professionals, teachers and elderly citizens in it. We “educated” people feel cleaning streets and chowks is not our job, and the so called educated people don’t feel shy while littering the streets.

Dr. Vidya Hattangadi

The group stated in 2014, with some school friends. They select unattended spots in the city.

Checkout their website to get the latest updates https://bunchofools.com/

Same kind of groups can be formed in other cities.

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Let’s be counted in that 1%. #noplasticnavratri

What You Can Do to End Plastic Pollution

Reduce

Reduce your own plastic waste. Start by tracking how much you use — then you can take steps to reduce your use and waste.

Let’s be counted

Reuse

Bring your own reusable shopping and produce bags to markets, and avoid using single-use plastic bags.

Bring your own reusable coffee cup when going out to get beverages.

Like sipping through straws? Get a reusable stainless steel, glass, or bamboo one to use instead of wasteful plastic ones.

Instead of buying water in plastic bottles, invest in a water filter and reusable water bottle(s). Bonus: it’s cheaper in the long run.

Make your own reusable cloth bags from old t-shirts, using basic sewing skills (or no sewing at all).

Let’s be counted

Choose clothing and other personal items made from earth-friendly materials instead of microfibers and other synthetic fibers, which pollute our water. (Even more ways to green your style.)

Bring a reusable container to a restaurant with you when you expect to have leftovers.

Let’s be counted

Refuse

*Refuse straws: It’s as simple as adding, “No straw, please” when requesting beverages at restaurants or cafes.

Refuse beverage tops. (Are you really going to spill?)

Let’s be counted

Remove

Pick up trash in your neighborhood and when visiting parks and beaches.

Let’s be counted

Recycle

Recycle the plastics you use and no longer need.

Return single-use bags to grocery stores for them to recycle.

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Protect Restore Fund – Act Now

Protect Restore Fund – Act Now.

It is still not too late to act. It will take a far-reaching vision, it will take courage, it will take fierce, fierce determination to act now, to lay the foundations where we may not know all the details about how to shape the ceiling. In other words, it will take cathedral thinking. –Greta Thunberg

Protect. Restore. Fund.
Climate activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot talk about solutions to the problem of anthropogenic global warming:

a combination of leaving fossil fuels in the ground and protecting and restoring living ecosystems like

forests, mangroves, swamps and seabeds that can pull enormous quantities of carbon from the air and store them safely, naturally.

Current government subsidies around the world enhance the use of fossil fuel.

Thunberg and Monbiot advocate for the increase in funding for natural climate solutions so that we can protect and restore the environment for future generations to come.

Thunberg and Monbiot, walk their talk. Likewise, this film was made with the smallest environmental impact possible.

“We took trains to Sweden to interview Greta, charged our hybrid car at Georges house, used green energy to power the edit and recycled archive footage rather than shooting new,”

Tom Mustill of Gripping Films.

Everything we do counts. What will you do?

Protect Restore Fund

Greta Thunberg FRSGS (born 3 January 2003) is a Swedish teenage environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition.

Thunberg first became known for her activism in August 2018 when, at age 15, she began spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call for stronger action on global warming by holding up a sign saying (in Swedish) “School strike for climate”.

Soon, other students engaged in similar protests in their own communities. Together, they organised a school climate strike movement under the name Fridays for Future.

After Thunberg addressed the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference, student strikes took place every week somewhere in the world.

In 2019, there were at least two coordinated multi-city protests involving over one million students each.

Thunberg is known for her blunt, straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies,

in which she urges immediate action to address what she describes as the climate crisis.

Protect Restore Fund

At home, Thunberg convinced her parents to adopt several lifestyle choices to reduce their own carbon footprint,

including giving up air travel and not eating meat.

Her sudden rise to world fame has made her a leader and a target. In May 2019, Thunberg was featured on the cover of Time magazine, which named her a “next generation leader”

and noted that many see her as a role model.

 Thunberg and the school strike movement were also featured in a 30-minute Vice documentary titled Make the World Greta Again. Some media have described her impact on the world stage as the “Greta Thunberg effect”.

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Thunberg has been the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, has been named as one of the 100 most influential people of 2019 by Time magazine.

Thunberg was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize which was ultimately awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. In September 2019, she addressed the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.

Thunberg was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize which was ultimately awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. In September 2019, she addressed the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.

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Worth watching, worth acting. Time is now.

Worth watching, worth acting. Time is now. Plastic debris represents a chemical pollution in several ways.

They contain compounds that can be chemically transferred to organisms during ingestion.

Some of these molecules are potentially toxic and can accumulate in the body.

Besides, plastic bags also affect the growth of crops, by hindering the process of photosynthesis in agricultural fields.

Worth watching, worth acting. Time is now.

This plastic debris represents a chemical pollution in several ways. They contain compounds that can be chemically transferred to organisms during ingestion. Some of these molecules are potentially toxic and can accumulate in the body. Besides, plastic bags also affect the growth of crops, by hindering the process of photosynthesis in agricultural fields.
This plastic debris represents a chemical pollution in several ways. They contain compounds that can be chemically transferred to organisms during ingestion.
Some of these molecules are potentially toxic and can accumulate in the body.
Besides, plastic bags also affect the growth of crops, by hindering the process of photosynthesis in agricultural fields.

Plastic pollution is caused by the accumulation of plastic waste in the environment.

Worth watching, worth acting. Time is now.

It can be categorized in primary plastics, such as cigarette butts and bottle caps, or secondary plastics, resulting from the degradation of the primary ones.

It can also be defined by its size, from microplastics – small particles (<5 mm) of plastic dispersed in the environment – to macroplastics.

Worth watching, worth acting. Time is now.

Plastic pollution can take different forms including:


The accumulation of waste

Accumulation of marine litter, fragments or micro particles of plastics and non-biodegradable fishing nets, which continue to trap wildlife and waste

Waste causing the death of animals by ingestion of plastic objects

Arrival of micro plastics and micro beads of plastics from cosmetic and body care products

What are the causes of plastic pollution?

Negligence is the main cause. In fact, it is estimated that 80% of marine litter comes from land.

Worth watching, worth acting. Time is now.

This pollution comes mainly from household waste, which is poorly recycled, dumped in landfills or abandoned in nature.

This waste is carried by the winds, pushed by the rains into sewers, streams, rivers, and finally in the oceans.

Natural disasters like floods are considered as other causes of plastic pollution.

Live life with less plastic.

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Less Plastic Lifestyle-achieve easily.

Less Plastic Lifestyle. Changes we make in our daily lives and habits. Plastic is practically present in every part of our lives. There are so many simple ways to use less plastic when we take a moment to stop to question whether it is really needed? 

Less Plastic Lifestyle. Changes we make in our daily lives and habits. Plastic is practically present in every part of our lives.
There are so many simple ways to use less plastic when we take a moment to stop to question whether it is really needed?  Photo by Immortal shots from Pexels

Individuals have ample power through the choices they make as consumers. 

We can demand for less plastic products and packaging through our purchasing choices. *We can do this by talking to others about the reasons why we buy products with less plastic. We can make people participate in different big and small initiatives to solve the problem.

 So, what changes we make in our daily lives and habits to reduce our contribution to wide scale plastic pollution. 

Question yourself- “Can I live without them? Or discover alternatives, that supports or use less plastic instead. For example, 

  1. you could switch plastic sauce bottles for glass ones.
  2. Instead of using cling film to keep leftover food fresh, put it in a container or bowl or old tiffin in the fridge. There is really no need to use plastic cling film, apart from habit.
  3. Avoid excessive food packaging: Local market, greengrocers and supermarkets offer loose fruits and vegetables.
  4. Choose unpackaged options wherever possible to cut your plastic use. Buying with this habit reduces food waste as you can buy what you need rather than the pre-packaged amount. It’s often pocket friendly also. 
  5. Swap disposable for reusable: Whenever you are going to a coffee shop or take away joint, try to carry a reusable cup with you. Otherwise invest some time and demand for a ceramic cup for serving. Relax and enjoy your coffee there. 
  6. If you know that you will be needing water, when you are out, take water in a reusable bottle from home. 
  7. While you are out shopping, carry your own bag. Request the counter, you don’t even need their fancy bags with their name on that, because practically you will not use it again. 
  8. Try plastic free cleaning. White vinegar diluted one part with three parts warm water makes a cheap, effective natural surface cleaner. Avoid the need to purchase plastic cleaning bottles. But, please buy vinegar that comes in glass bottles.
  9. Say no to plastic straws: When you are going for a drink/ refreshing juice refuse plastic straws. Even for kid’s party look for plastic free alternatives. 
  10. Stop buying balloons now onwards. They are really very hard to decompose. 

Less Plastic Lifestyle

Don’t throw the reusable plastic items that you own presently. Just avoid buying new plastic things, if there are eco friendly options available.

Follow these simple ways, to start contributing towards cleaner Earth. 

Please join us in this change,share your no plastic daily journey by tagging @happyheart_forever in your Instagram posts, and using the hashtag #lessplasticdaily     

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Celebrate No-Plastic Navratri. #noplasticnavtatri

Let’s celebrate this Navratri as No-Plastic Navratri. #noplasticnavratri . We all clean our homes, decorate and pray during Navratri. Navratri is time when everyone likes to meet friends, family, relatives. Let’s make a difference this Navratri. We can do this by stopping the use of any 9 things mentioned below. It’s high time we do something.

Follow any 9 habits given below. And make this a “No-Plastic Navratri”. #noplasticnavratri

Shop from your local farmer’s market. This way you will get fresh vegetables.

When ordering Pizza, say no to the little plastic table in the middle of Pizza box.

Treat yourself with an ice cream cone and avoid plastic cup.

Let go of frozen convenient food.

Use soap instead of body wash.

Carry a traditional steel, glass, ceramic tiffin to office or school. 

Request “No plastic packing” when ordering online.

Carry your own reusable steel or ceramic container to pack your leftovers while visiting a restaurant or a food joint.

Celebrate No-Plastic Navratri.

Choose stainless steel containers and ice cubes over plastic.

Carry your own reusable steel or ceramic beverage container. If they’re too pricey, use a glass mason jar! Heavy, but cheap.

Don’t get to-go coffee or hot drinks. Your drink lid and cup will live on for over 100 years! The lids and lining are plastic. Bring your own or ask for a ceramic, reusable cup.

Carry your own cloth bag for shopping.

Prefer using disposable that are Eco friendly.

Avoid buying plastic flowers and plants to decorate your house.

Celebrate No-Plastic Navratri.

Don’t throw the reusable plastic items that you own presently.

Just avoid buy new plastic things, if there are eco friendly options available.

Follow these simple ways, to start contributing towards cleaner Earth. 

If you are interested to know about more ways to avoid plastic, check these:

Read about tips on how to do parenting, to make children aware of no plastic lifestyle.

Please join us in this change. Share your no plastic daily journey by tagging @happyheart_forever in your Instagram posts, and using the hashtag #noplasticnavratri

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इस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम। No Plastic Navratri #noplasticnavratri

 इस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम। No Plastic Navratri #noplasticnavratri . 1980  और 1990 के दशक में पॉलिथीन इतना सामान्य रूप से सभी को उपलब्ध नहीं होता था। परंतु तब भी लोगों के जीवन में कोई रुकावट नहीं आई थी

इस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम। No Plastic Navratri
इस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम। No plastic Navratri #noplasticnavratri

 जरा विचार करें कि क्या हम कुछ पुरानी आदतों को वापस अपना सकते हैं। जिससे हमारे जीवन से पॉलिथीन थोड़ा कम हो जाएइस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम। No Plastic Navratri

 बाजार जाना, खाना, बाहर घूमना, पार्टी, शादियां, पढ़ाई, खेलकूद, उपहार देना, सामान जमा कर रखना, घर साफ सुथरा रखना यह सब लोग तब भी किया करते थे।

परंतु तब हमें पॉलिथीन की कमी नहीं खलती थी।

आइए देखें तब से अब तक कुछ ऐसी चीज है जिसकी जगह पॉलिथीन ने ले ली।

हम इन आदतों को वापस पलट सकते हैंइस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम। No Plastic Navratri.

  पॉलिथीन बैग की जगह वापस कपड़े या जूट के थैलों का इस्तेमाल करें। यह देखकर भी बड़ा स्टाइलिश लगता है

प्लास्टिक की बोतल में पानी रखने की  फिर कांच स्टील या मटकी, बोतल या सुराही में हम पानी रख सकते हैं।

आजकल मार्केट में और भी कई  तरह की बोतलें उपलब्ध है।

इस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम।
 No Plastic Navratri #noplasticnavratri .
प्लास्टिक की बोतल में पानी रखने की   फिर कांच स्टील या मटकी, बोतल या सुराही में हम पानी रख सकते हैं।
आजकल मार्केट में और भी कई  तरह की बोतलें उपलब्ध है।
इस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम। No Plastic Navratri #noplasticnavratri .
प्लास्टिक की बोतल में पानी रखने की  फिर कांच स्टील या मटकी, बोतल या सुराही में हम पानी रख सकते हैं।
आजकल मार्केट में और भी कई  तरह की बोतलें उपलब्ध है।

 प्लास्टिक की सफेद काली  या चांदी की तरह दिखने वाली चम्मचों के बजाय हम घर में रखी स्टील की चम्मच का उपयोग कर सकते हैं।

आजकल मार्केट में लकड़ी और अन्य कई तरह की चम्मच उपलब्ध है

इस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम। No Plastic Navratri #noplasticnavratri .

 हाथ धोकर पोछने के लिए टिशु पेपर की बजाए हम वापस रुमाल का उपयोग कर सकते हैं

 गिफ्ट की पैकिंग पॉलिथीन या जिलेटिन पेपर के बदले  रंगीन कागज से करें

इस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम।
 No Plastic Navratri #noplasticnavratri .
 गिफ्ट की पैकिंग पॉलिथीन या जिलेटिन पेपर के बदले  रंगीन कागज से करें।

 त्योहारों और घरों की सजावट में प्लास्टिक की लाइटों के साथ कुछ दीपक भी लगाएं।

 खुशबू के लिए  रूम फ्रेशनर स्प्रे के स्थान पर सुगंधित मोमबत्तियां रखी जा सकती हैं।

 घर की सजावट के लिए प्लास्टिक के बने नकली फूल, तोरण या नकली छोटे पौधे ना रखें। इसकी जगह ताजे फूल से घर ज्यादा सुगंधित हो जाएगा।

 किचन में प्लास्टिक के लाइटर के बदले स्टील के लाइटर या माचिस का इस्तेमाल करें।

बच्चों को उपहार देने के लिए प्लास्टिक के खिलौने के अलावा बाजार में और भी खिलौने उपलब्ध है, उस पर विचार करें

 होटल से खाना लाने के लिए पॉलिथीन के बदले अपना घर में इस्तेमाल होने वाले टिफिन उपयोग करें। इस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम। No Plastic Navratri

आजकल बाजार में  फूलदान और गमले सिरेमिक, लकड़ी, मिट्टी और सीमेंट के भी उपलब्ध है। प्लास्टिक के स्थान पर इनका प्रयोग करें

 जमीन में बैठने के लिए प्लास्टिक की चटाई के स्थान पर वापस पुरानी पारंपरिक चटाई या कालीन का प्रयोग करें

  बर्फ जमाने के लिए स्टील या एलुमिनियम  के सांचे इस्तेमाल करें

 पहले की तरह एल्युमीनियम की बाल्टी का इस्तेमाल करें। आजकल मार्केट में बहुत ही सुंदर ऑप्शंस मिल रहे हैं

 दोना, पत्तल, कुल्लड़, दिए, दीपक, चटाई, सुराही, मिट्टी और लकड़ी के खिलौने, बांस की कुर्सियां इन सब का उपयोग वापस समय की मांग है

इस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम। 
No Plastic Navratri #noplasticnavratri .

उद्देश्य यह नहीं की घर में मौजूद सभी प्लास्टिक का सामान आप निकाल  फेंके।

उद्देश्य बस इतना है कि आप जो सामान नया खरीदने वाले हैं उन्हें प्लास्टिक का ना रखें।

  इस नवरात्रि करें ये 9 काम। No Plastic Navratri .

हम सब का कर्तव्य है कि  इस नवरात्रि, दशहरा एवं दीपावली में

हम सब अपने आसपास प्लास्टिक की  वस्तुओं की संख्या और ना बढ़ाएं।

इस नवरात्रि को नो प्लास्टिक नवरात्रि बनाएं

हम अपनी तरफ से पृथ्वी के लिए इतना तो कर ही सकते हैं

ऊपर लिखे 16 तरीकों में से कम से कम 9 तरीकों का उपयोग इस नवरात्रि में करें।

इस नवरात्रि को नो प्लास्टिक नवरात्रि बनाएं। 

 कृपया इस पोस्ट को दूसरों से भी साझा करें।

ताकि यह संदेश हर किसी तक नवरात्रि शुरू तक पहुंच सके

 आपके आसपास लगे दुर्गा पंडाल, गरबा, मंदिर आदि तक भी इस विचार को पहुंचाएं।

आइए मिलकर इस नवरात्रि,  दुर्गा के नौ रूपों की उपासना के साथ धरती मां के प्रति हम अपना कर्तव्य निभाएं।

  यह  नवरात्रि नो प्लास्टिक नवरात्रि बनाते हैं। #noplasticnavratri

 यदि आपको यह लेख पसंद आया हो और आप इस नो प्लास्टिक नवरात्रि  का हिस्सा बन रहे हैं

तो हमारे

फेसबुक पेज Happy heart forever ,

इंस्टाग्राम पेज @happyheart_forever या वेबसाइट www.happyheartforever.com

पर अपने विचार रखें।

यदि आपने यहां लिखें सुझावों के अलावा भी किसी और तरह से प्लास्टिक का उपयोग बंद किया है।

  या आपके कुछ सुझाव तो #noplasticnavratri लिखकर अपना सुझाव दें।

 कृपया इस पोस्ट को शेयर करें ताकि ये विचार हर किसी तक पहुंच सके।

ताकि इस नवरात्रि को नो प्लास्टिक नवरात्रि #noplasticnavratri बनाने का  यह छोटा सा कदम सफल हो सके।

   हम सबकी नवरात्रि शुभ और मंगलमय हो।

इसी आशा के साथ आइए हम सब अपनी जीवन शैली में कुछ परिवर्तन करें।

Please join us in this change. Share your no plastic daily journey by tagging @happyheart_forever in your Instagram posts. And using the hashtag #noplasticnavratri #happyheart_forever !     

Also read: 111 doable steps to plastic free life.