Join the Plogging movement by picking up as you Run/Walk/Exercise
Imagine what we all can accomplish lending a hand together!
We are excited to introduce you to Girl Scout Cadette Isabella Taylor and her Silver Award project. The Silver Award is comparable to an Eagle Scout award that only 10% of Girl Scouts achieve. Here is the project in Isabella’s own words:
I am a Girl Scout Cadette in Troop 2259 currently working on my Silver Award Project. A Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. Because I care about the environment and my community, I decided to do “The Plogging Project.”
What is plogging? Plogging comes from combining, “plogga” in Swedish “to pick up” and jogging and it is a combination of jogging/exercising and picking up trash. It originated in Sweden, but people all over the world participate in it. Sweden recycles more trash than they produce.
I have decided to partner with Annapolis Green so that they can help promote it because they are dedicated to using less plastic and keeping our community beautiful, clean and green.
Ploggers bring gloves and a trash bag, and as they see litter, they pick it up. The idea with plogging is that you are doing some kind of exercise while helping clean up litter. You can walk, you can jog, you can bring your dog, you can go as a group, whatever you want and wherever you want.
Join me and my friends and family during the month of September for some plogging wherever you are. Post your plogging pictures on Instagram with the hashtags #ploggingproject #annapolisplogging and tag us @ploggingproject to be entered to win prizes.
You can make positive change instantly by picking up litter instead of walking past it.
And who knew our very own Lynne Forsman has been Plogging for the last 15 years every Sunday morning without knowing there was a term for it.
In case you missed her Earth Day request published in The Capital last Earth Day, click here.
We can all do our part — it just takes sneakers, glove and a bag!