Plogging: Earth Day Trash Pickup
1.run at a steady gentle pace, especially on a regular basis as a form of physical exercise, while picking up trash on your running route"he began to plog along the road"
While not yet an official term in Webster, plogging has become an activity among environmentally conscious runners & athletes. Wikipedia has defined plogging as:
Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp). It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running, hiking, or walking."
There are two consistent "Ploggers" in our communities. Today on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2019, the Binghamton University Running Club plogged all over the Binghamton University Nature Preserve as well as the Binghamton University Downtown Center. A tradition to do their part and help curb their environmental impact & footprint.
The other organization that has done their part is Willow Running of Baldwinsville, NY. This organization puts on the Earth Day Half Marathon & 5k every year in April. They organize a running route a few weeks in advance and do their part to plog the roads of Baldwinsville (a town outside of Syracuse, NY).
Have you done your part for Earth Day?
The Binghamton University Running Club