End Plastic Pollution
Ploggers In Action
March 18, 2022
One of the easiest ways you can make a difference in your community is to plog. Plogging is the combination of jogging, walking, or running and picking up trash. By doing so, you prevent that trash from ending up in your rivers and lakes, polluting your water supply, and eventually ending up in the ocean. Next time you are out in your neighborhood, bring along a bag and some gloves and pick up whatever trash you see out there to keep your community beautiful.
Here are some ploggers dedicated to making a difference:
Alexandra is a plogger from the Canary Islands who created the Re.buscando challenge on TikTok and Instagram. In this challenge, she spent a whole year plogging and picking up trash every single day. She continues sharing her journey and encouraging others to do the same on her social media accounts @re.buscando on Instagram and Tiktok.
Paul Waye is a lifelong runner and has been plogging for the past 11 years. Most recently, he has completed his “Plog-uary challenge” in which he ran 454 kilometers and picked up 336 kilograms throughout the month of February. He continues to inspire and post his journey at @wayeoflife on Instagram.
To learn more about how to get involved in a cleanup and find local events, or even create your own, check out EARTHDAY.ORG’s The Great Global Cleanup campaign here.