Columbus needs a plogging group. Rally everyone together on social media for a nice jog - I'll bring the garbage bags!
What Is Plogging?
To explain, the word plogging is a portmanteau of the Swedish words "jogga" (jog) and "plocka" (pick up). Plogga! Combining fitness and litter removal, plogging is basically picking up litter outdoors while taking part in your choice of exercise.
Biking, hiking, pushing a stroller, canoeing, jogging... whatever the outdoor activity may be, plogging is equal parts exercise and community service. Across the world, plogging events are helping clean up literal tons of trash, keeping communities, trails, and walkways clean and beautiful.
Clean Up While Working Out
With 100 plogging events in just 6 months, the movement started in Sweden with a runner named Erik Ahlström who came up with the idea as a simple solution to address the unhealthy behavior of littering in society.
Now spreading across Europe, plogging is starting to officially pop up around the United States.
Get The Word Out About Plogging
Can we just take a moment to acknowledge that I'm blogging about plogging? Let's engage people and get the plogging movement going in Columbus and write and document about it everywhere we can and get some events together!
Plogging founder Erik Ahlström recommends social media and plenty of photos.
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