Eco-Holi Campaign 2014

Awareness campaign in Ahmedabad School for using natural Holi colours

Due to easy availability of chemical colors at cheap rate, the use of artificial chemical colors has increased since past few years creating some serious health issues.

So to create awareness regarding the ill effects of chemical colors and encourage the use of natural colors among children a three day Safe Holi Campaign was organized by the South Asia Youth Environment Network of CEE at HB Kapadia High School, Memnagar, Ahmedabad.

The students were explained in a very simple and interesting way that why the use of chemical colors must be avoided & what are the harmful effects of using such colors. The students also eagerly learnt how to naturally prepare colours from leaves, roots, stems, dried flowers or household materials such as turmeric, gram flour, Henna powder & so on.

Harshil Patel, a class 9 student said “I avoid playing holi due to the irritating effects of chemical colors, but this year I may probably play Holi due to the campaign and availability of the natural colors”

Another student, Vaishnavi Bodgal of class 8 said “We are thankful to CEE for organizing the campaign and making us realize the importance of natural colors and making our Holi safe in the real sense”


Water Conservation and Eco-Holi Campaign 2013

‘Har Paryavaran Mitra ka wada, Is Holi lakdi aur pani ka upyog hoga adha’

A 15 days long campaign is being organized by CEE North on the occasion of World Water Day and Holi festival in Lucknow and schools which are part of Paryavaran Mitra programme through local initiative Children’s Forest Programme (CFP),  are actively participating in this campaign. CFP initiative provides students with hands-on experience of planting and caring for a tree and its own environment, which also helps to inculcate a sense of ownership and pride.  The objective of ‘Water Conservation and Eco-Holi Campaign’ is to raise awareness about the importance of conservation of water and to make ‘Friends of paryavaran Mitra’ understand the concept of celebrating an eco-friendly Holi which allows us all to enjoy each and every moment of Holi in the traditional way without compromising with our health and environment and which also helps in conserving huge amount of precious water. 
Around 1500 Paryaran Mitra students and 90 teacher in-charges from more than 35 schools are expected to participate in this campaign followed by an event to celebrate World Water Day. This campaign emphasizes to orient students about Eco-holi, to make their own Pichkaris, to play with Herbal colours, Conserve water and to take forward these messages within their community.


Water Conservation and Eco-Holi Campaign in W. Champaran, Bihar and Lucknow, UP

Safe Holi campaign in Lucknow and West Champaran happened in its various colours. More than 500 students participated in the campaign in Lucknow and in West Champaran-7293 students from 22 schools prepared 54 kgs of eco-friendly Holi colours. 

Attitudinal Survey of preferences in Holi colours and how much water to be consumed during Holi Festivities at D.A.V Pushpanjali, Delhi.

An interesting survey teacher Ms. Monika Grover carried out with D.A.V Pushpanjali first graders for their preferences in colours and water consumption for Holi celebrations. More than 70 percent said that they preferred natural colours over chemical colours and more than 50 percent said they preferred using only a bucket of water!  Read more...



Pledge for Eco-Holi

Let’s play Safe Holi

This year I will play Holi by…
Encouraging others to use less dead wood and no other stuff for Holika0%
Preparing own herbal colours0%
Purchasing eco-colours0%
Preparing own pichkaris0%
Saying no to water balloons0%
Saying no to polythene pouches0%
Not playing loud music0%
Enjoying more and conserving more water0%
Will make 10 individuals aware to celebrate eco-holi0%



School Participating in the Campaign

Eco-Holi and Water Conservation Campaign



Number of Participants


  • Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya,
    Unai, BKT
  • Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Indara, BKT
  • Prathmik and Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Mahigama
  • Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, BKT
  • Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Mirzapur, Chinhat
  • Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Gohna Kala, BKT
  • Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Manpur Lala, BKT
  • Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Paikra Mau, BKT
  • Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Rajauli, BKT
  • Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Naubasta kala, Chinhat
  • Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Juggaur, Chinhat
  • Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Uttar Dhauna, Chinhat
  • Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Takrohi

Eco-Holi and Water Conservation awareness campaign Where Students were given inputs

  • to make their own ‘pichkaris’ using used plastic bottles
  • to prepare or purchase herbal colours
  • to make other students and community members aware about celebrating Eco-Holi
  • Students were also briefed about water and how we can conserve it by taking simple Hand-print actions


Paryavaran Mitra Students -650

CFP teacher in-charges - 37

7th – 12th March 2013

  • To reach out to around 15 schools

Eco-Holi and Water Conservation awareness campaign to be continued within schools

Around 750 students and 50 teacher in-charges will be participating

13th- 20th March 2013

  • Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Mirzapur

Eco-Holi and Water Conservation awareness campaign through rally

Around 60 students and 1-2 teachers will be participating

21st March 2013

  • Purva Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Manpur lala

Eco-Holi and Water Conservation awareness campaign through rally

Around 60 students and 1-2 teachers will be participating

21st March 2013

  • Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir & 8-9 other Purva Madhyamik Vidyalayas

World Water Day event:

Rally                         08:30-09:30

Puppet Show            10:00-10:30

Quiz                          10:30-11:00

Song, Slogan and

Poem Competition

on Water                   11:00-12:00

Prize Distribution &

Concluding               12:00-12:30


Around 100 students will participate in the rally and 70-80 students from 8-9 schools will participate in the event

22nd March 2013





















Safe Holi Festival 2012 


Fulfilling their promise to reduce the usage of water and wood by half this Holi, 9500 students and teachers across the country joined this campaign and their individual efforts helped in saving more than 68,000 ltrsread here


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Source Natural Colours from Here:-
Paryavaran Edutech
Centre for Environment Education
Thaltej Tekra
Ahmedabad - 380054
Gujarat, India

Aura Organic Herbal Clothing Shop
6 Sunrise, Opp Advait Complex,
Near Soham Terrace
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015
Gujarat, India
Phone:  +91 - 79 - 25711685 
Plot no. 13, Survey no. 234,
Sanjay Park, Near Mahsoba Temple,
Airport Road, Pune 411 032
Tel: +91 9561008225/ 20 26698035
Hyderabad Goes Green
Plot No.74, Road No.5, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad. Phone : 7416790905


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