Cleveland Plogs Lakeshore Boulevard!
Join Cleveland Plogs every last Wednesday of the month through October for a neighborhood plogging cleanup!
Last month, we hit up the Waterloo Arts District just in time for the Waterloo Arts Fest! Thanks to Collinwood Collective volunteers, all the new plants looked great and our ploggers hit up Waterloo and surrrounding streets sprucing up by picking up hundreds of cigarettes, wrappers, bottle caps, receipts and more!
For this month's plogging, volunteers will meet outside Collinwood Rec Center (16300 Lakeshore Blvd). The Plogging route will cover the Lakeshore Blvd business district along with several surrounding streets. Best part of all, you don't have to run marathons to Plogg! This will be slow paced run - just under 2 miles - with plenty of stops along the way - to pick up trash!
Please wear clothing you don't mind getting sweaty and a little dirty and please wear closed toed shoes - preferably shoes you don't mind running in! Water and light refreshments will be provided before we head out.
We'll cross the finish line around 7pm back at Collinwood Rec Center and then head over to Sandy's Forzen Whip (17635 Lakeshore Blvd,) for a cool treat and to talk trash about Cleveland Ploggs and growing a plogging movement in the neighborhood and beyond. Best of all, ploggers will receive a coupon to Chili Peppers Fresh Mexican Grill - good for 1/2 off your purchase of a meal item and drink!
Still don't know what the heck 'plogging' is all about?
Plogging is a fitness trend that originated in Sweden and is slowly spreading throughout the world. The term Plogging is derived from the Swedish phrase “plocka upp,” which translates to pick up. Plogging involves a combination of jogging and picking up trash along your running route using a plastic bag to collect the litter you find along your route. Plogging is great exercise and a great opportunity to make a positive impact on our environment and our neighborhood.
Still on the fence? You can learn more about plogging via the following links
Freshwater Cleveland - Cleveland has a litter problem. Can plogging be the solution? https://goo.gl/pgpZEf
We Need This - We can all learn from plogging, the popular fitness craze taking over the world https://goo.gl/P5erB3
City Lab - Pick Up Trash While You Exercise. It's Called Plogging https://goo.gl/xRFVRc
For more info, check out facebook.com/cleplogs, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 216-571-0685.
Stephen Love is a Lake Erie fanatic from Cleveland, OH. In his day job he works for the Cuyahoga Land Bank and in every other waking moment is the founder and coordinator of Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team and Euclid Beach Blast! He started Euclid Beach Blast out of a desire to explore the connections between environmental stewardship, art, public spaces, music, and community.