Greenpeace contest celebrates local LTNs

Greenpeace South West London is organising a scavenger hunt until the end of February half term in support of local Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs).

It says all activities will be Covid-compliant and socially-distanced.

The hunt will finish with a Zoom prizegiving event at 4pm on 21 February. 

Organisers say the scavenger hunt will be suitable for all ages, with fun and creative activities for children.

It has already started and runs until Sunday 21 February in local LTNs:

Brixton – Railton Road, Sandmere Road, Concannon Road, Pulross Road

Tulse Hill – Arodene Road, Leander Road, Elm Park, Upper Tulse Hill, Cotherstone Road, Roupell Road

Streatham Hill – Palace Road, Amesbury Avenue, Downton Avenue, Hillside Road.

Contestants must complete any three of the tasks listed below, photograph the result and submit the images to the group’s Instagram page or to swlondon.greenpeace@gmail.com.

  • Photo of you (can be with others in your household) on a bike or any other set of wheels in an LTN (bonus point if in action – “but be safe!”)
  • Paint or draw a picture of a green leaf and tie it to your front door or a tree in your front garden and photograph
  • Paint a green heart on a stone and place around a LTN planter and photograph
  • Photo of you (can be with others in your household) doing an exercise session near to an LTN
  • Photo of an animal in an LTN
  • Photo of an LTN planter being used in an unusual way

The Zoom event will showcase photo entries and host a few games. It will conclude with key facts about LTNs and next steps in Greenpeace’s “Green Transport” campaign.

Submitted photos will be used to create a collage which will be sent as a “thank you” card to councillors to show support for local LTNs.

South West London Greenpeace Group said transport is the UK’s single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

It is calling on local councils and central government to invest more money in walking, cycling and green public transport, rather than building new roads.

“Certain areas in South West London have been highlighted as having the worst air quality and highest levels of pollution within the city,” the group said.

“This is due to standing traffic in particular spots and the number of vehicles using certain streets as through-routes.

“During February half-term, we are hosting socially distanced activities to celebrate our low traffic neighbourhoods.”

Find out more at the group’s Facebook page.

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