Nagaland is all set to celebrate an environment-friendly Christmas this year through the “Nagaland for Green Christmas” campaign.

The campaign, an initiative of the state planning and coordination department’s Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre (SDGCC), was launched on Monday.

The key objective of this campaign is to align the Christmas festival celebrations with the dissemination of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals and mobilize all people to celebrate a sustainable and green Christmas.

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“The festive season is traditionally the period of peak consumption across the state and with a little knowledge the people can actually celebrate a statewide sustainable and eco-friendly Christmas,” said an official statement.

From the type of tree to the food people select, everything big or small can make a huge difference, it said.

“The key is to incorporate small changes and considerations into our normal routine, think about the items we buy, how we use them and how we dispose of them as well,” an official of the department said.

Residents of Nagaland can apply for participating in the campaign by sharing one to five photographs and one video of not more than a minute to showcase the best practices of how they are celebrating a Green Christmas.

The same may be also shared on social media platforms with #NagalandForGreenChristmas.

The applications that are being taken in two categories – 16 years and above and 15 years and below, will be accepted till December 26.

To participate in the contest, one can log on to https://bit.ly/37wzSr9.

People can also sign the pledge by logging on to https://bit.ly/31lok5Z.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com