Earth Day Run Challenge: A Plogging Event


Did you know that an estimated 2.3 - 4.8 BILLION pounds of plastic travels from our major rivers around the world directly into our oceans EVERY YEAR?! (That’s nearly 100,000 garbage trucks.)* So on that note, maybe this Earth Day we could do the Earth a small favor and try to stop some of that debris from reaching the ocean. Looking for a way to make a personal impact? Well look no further!

Ever heard of plogging? While you go for your morning jog, you merely pick up trash along your route. It’s a win-win for you and our planet! Plogging comes from the Swedish “plocka upp,” which means to pick up (litter) combined with jogging.

plogging = jogging + picking up (plocka upp) litter

Come help ConserVANtion celebrate our planet this Earth Day with a little plogging of your own. Challenge yourself to 45 minutes where you’re free to walk, jog, run, sprint, whatever you choose. All participants will be given a bag, seeing as this is Earth Day and all, to pick up trash along their path. Feel free to bring your own bag for trash, otherwise we’ll have some available too!

This is a FREE event.

Date:

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Time:

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Location:

Raynolds Trail Head, Arkansas Riverwalk Trail, Cañon City, CO 81212

#earthday #conservation #volunteer #optoutside

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