Come try plogging with us! It’s good for your health and good for the environment. What is plogging? It’s a European fitness trend in which people bring bags on walks/runs and
Come try plogging with us! It’s good for your health and good for the environment.
What is plogging? It’s a European fitness trend in which people bring bags on walks/runs and pick up trash and recyclables along their trails and sidewalks to re-beautify natural space. Not to mention, it’s good for the environment and nature’s creatures that otherwise try to eat our trash and get sick from it. Why not make a healthier environment while you get healthy?
When? Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27
Where? Oak Street Library Facility (check-in point); plog will be around the residential areas from Oak Street to Fourth Street
What? To celebrate Earth Month, iSEE is hosting a non-competitive plogging fun run/walk in the residential areas of campus that are dirtier than the rest
How? Run OR walk (with a friend, a dog, or new friend) on one of our pre-selected paths, and stop when you find a piece of trash or recyclable item. Put it in either your trash bag or your recyclable bag and move on! If you are unsure if something can be recycled, put it in the recycling bag and we will sort it.
If you run, we will have a longer route set up for you. If you walk, we will give you a shorter route.
Gloves will be available so you do not have to touch trash. Please do not pick up broken glass or anything that can hurt you.
If you want to bring plastic shopping bags that you have no other use for, do so! We will also provide some bags for trash and recycling collection.
This event is part fitness, part environmental action, part community service — and definitely ALL FUN. We will have “proof of participation” if you need to record your service hours with an organization or for class credit.
Dogs are welcome! They need a clean environment to walk as well.
We collected mountains of trash last fall, let’s keep up the momentum!
Sign up to volunteer with us for the event:
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Oak Street Library
809 S. Oak Street Champaign IL, 61820
and Environment (iSEE)