Plogging

Event Dates:

Oct 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18

Submission Date:

Report to be Submitted by Oct 20,  2020.

 

Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (merging the Swedish verbs plocka upp (pick up) and jogga (jog) gives the new Swedish verb plogga, from which the word plogging derives). It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution.

The trend was started in Sweden by Erik Ahlström in 2016. During his commute to work, Ahlström would frequently come across litter that would remain on the streets for weeks without anyone picking it up. This prompted him to pick up the trash during his commute and dispose of it. Eventually, he included the clean-up in his daily running and exercise routine.

Thanks to social media and word of mouth, it has gradually turned into an international movement involving both fitness and environmental enthusiasts. Several groups have popped up across Europe, the US, South America, Asia and Africa. In India, the government organised the Fit India Plog Run on Oct 2, as part of the Fit India Movement launched by the Prime Minister on August 29. In his Mann Ki Baat address, PM Modi urged people to start plogging for a litter-free India.

According to Ahlström, plogging for half an hour will burn at least 288 calories on an average as compared to 235 calories from regular jogging.

Event:

Ensure maximum people from your company participate in the plogging activity. Participants can do the activity individually and are not required to get together

As many participants as possible to get your surroundings clean.
Points to be won for Participation

Use Social Media – Go Live on Your Social Media Pages as you do Plogging. Click pictures of your plogging activity and share pictures on our social media pages.

Company Representative to share a final report on the plogging activity.
Pictures of the Plogging Activity of every participant and final list of participants in the activity to be submitted.