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!