#POP2021 #PedalOnParliament #LightTheWay #TheTimeIsNow

As we posted previously, on Saturday the 24th of April, we are asking all of our Pedal on Parliament supporters around Scotland to join us in shining the light on active travel – one of the key answers to our climate crisis. 

One of the easiest ways to do this – even if you’re stuck at home – is to set up a window installation that will shine out when the sun goes down.

Window wanderland events around the country have given us loads of great examples of what you can do with a simple roll of tissue paper. Add to it with fairy lights, balloons, lamps – the creative possibilities are endless. Plus this is a great thing to get your whole family involved in. 

montage of windows displaying images and text
Photos (l-r): Window Wanderland / Gazette Community Magazines / Coventry Window Wanderland / Bishopton Society / Visual Arts South West / Karen Moir / Katherine Anne Rose / Campbeltown Courier / Frome Window Wanderland

There’s a great how-to guide here

Don’t forget our key messages:

 

THIS MACHINE FIGHTS CLIMATE CHANGE

and 

THE TIME IS NOW 

But, within that, the sky – and your imagination – is the only limit.

You can do this on your own or with neighbours and friends and, although we’re asking people to act together on one day, this is something you could keep up for longer – maybe until the Holyrood elections on the 6th May.

If you’re planning on doing this and are willing to share your location, let us know so that we can add you to our map. Also make sure that you share your message with your local politicians and candidates when they’re announced, to remind them what matters to you when you come to cast your vote.

Please share any footage and images with us – we’ll be doing a social media blitz all weekend and also putting together a short video of all the actions across Scotland, so make sure that you have permission to share any images and are happy for us to use them in this and future campaigns. You can let us know your plans on press@pedalonparliament.org

You’ll also need to get word out to the local media and share it all over social media using this year’s hashtags: 

#POP2021 #PedalOnParliament #LightTheWay #TheTimeIsNow

Shine a Light (part 2): Window installations