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Green Elections

Green Elections:

The Election Commission of India (ECI) voiced its concern over the environmental risks associated with the use of non-biodegradable materials in elections.

  • Amidst the climate crisis, shifting to sustainable practices across every sphere of human activity has become inevitable and urgent.
  • Green Elections are practices that aim to reduce the environmental impact of electoral processes.
  • They involve measures such as using recycled materials, promoting electronic voting, and encouraging candidates to adopt sustainable campaign practices.
  • Candidates and parties can adopt sustainable alternatives such as recycled paper, biodegradable banners, and reusable materials.
  • Opting for energy-efficient lighting, sound systems, and transportation during rallies can help reduce the carbon footprint.
  • Leveraging digital platforms for campaigning (websites, social media, and email) reduces paper usage and energy consumption.