The new trend that keeps you fit AND protects the environment.
Sounds interesting, right? The new trend called “Plogging” comes straight out of Sweden, and for more than a year now has been growing in size, now becoming something of a hit with the locals up in the north.
So what is it I hear you ask? Simple, it’s the action of combining jogging and picking up litter at the same time. If you're out in the forest, or running the usual jogging route, simply take a bag with you and collect what rubbish you can find.
The founder of the “Plogging” movement, Erik Ahlström, has turned to Social Media to try and boost awareness of the trend, already reaching out to other countries like Germany, Australia and Costa Rica to promote the idea. Just in case you were wondering, the name “Plogging” comes from the Swedish word "plocka", which means to gather, and of course the word "jogging", which we think needs no explanation.
The Plogga Facebook page is used to announce events where you can meet and get started - because trends like these are always more fun together. If you hadn’t guessed it already, The Plogga community wants to raise awareness of people’s health as well as the environment we live in.
What other tips do you have for bringing environmental protection into everyday life?