Cleveland Plogs 2020!

Cleveland Plogs is all about inspiring our community to discover the joy of plogging, from Waterloo to East 152nd, Lakeshore Blvd. to East 185th!  In fact, we had such a great time plogging our way through Collinwood in 2019 that we’re taking plogging into the next decade!  

Need a plogging refresher? Plogging is a fitness and litter cleanup craze from Sweden that is quickly spreading throughout the world and right here in Collinwood. Plogging involves a combination of jogging and picking up trash along your running route using a small bag to collect the litter you find along your route. Plogging is great exercise and a great opportunity to meet new people and make a positive impact on our environment and our neighborhood!  Check out - City Lab - Pick Up Trash While You Exercise. It's Called Plogging

Looking ahead to 2020, Cleveland Plogs will have cleanups scheduled the last Wednesday of the month, May through October starting at 6pm throughout Collinwood.  You can check out our 2020 calendar and meet up locations below.  

Ploggers should 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.  Best part of all, you don’t have to be a runner to go plogging! We have plenty of folks join in to walk and pick up litter - we like to call it plawking!  

After a successful plogging, we’ll take stock of the trash haul and hang out at a local establishment to talk trash and about growing a plogging movement in Collinwood and beyond. All ploggers will also receive a coupon to Chili Peppers Fresh Mexican Grill - good for 1/2 off your purchase of a meal item and drink!

All Cleveland Plogs events will be posted to Facebook -, Collinwood Observer, Nan’s Notes, and neighborhood flyers so be on the lookout.  

We’re always looking for plogging partners so if your organization, block club, friends group is interested in partnering with Cleveland Plogs or maybe you want to try plogging with your own group but want to learn more about how its done, just reach out - email or call 216-571-0685.

Come plogging with us in 2020 and see what you're missing!

Cleveland Plogs 2020 Schedule: May through October the last Wednesdsay of the month 

May 28th - Five Points/East 152nd - Meet at Five Points Community Center

June 24th - Waterloo/E 156th - Meet at the Waterloo Tower 15600 Waterloo Rd.

(Thursday) July 30th - Special edition plogging in partnership with Clean Up Drink Up along East 185th Street.  Meeting location TBD

August 26th - Lakeshore Blvd. - Meet at the Collinwood Rec Center 16301 Lakeshore Blvd.

September 30th - East 140th -  Meet outside Bratenahl Kitchen - 14002 Lakeshore Blvd.  

October 28th - Waterloo - Halloween Themed Plogging! - Meet at the Waterloo Tower 15600 Waterloo Rd.

Stephen Love

Stephen Love is a Lake Erie fanatic from Cleveland, OH. 

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