Cleveland Plogs for the Waterloo Arts Fest!

Join Cleveland Plogs this month in the Waterloo Arts District Wednesday June 26th for a quick plogging spruce up before the Waterloo Arts Fest on Satruday June 29th!

Last month, Cleveland Plogs hit up E.152nd street.  We had a whole lot of fun and definitely made a dent picking up everything from cigarettes, wrappers, bottle caps, receipts and more!

Volunteers will meet at the Waterloo Tower at 6pm (15600 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 44110).  The Plogging route will cover the Waterloo Arts District along with portions of East 156th and East 152nd treets.  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 the Waterloo Tower where we’ll stretch out and take stock of the trash haul! Then we'll head over to Millard Fillmore for a refreshing beverage and talk about Cleveland Plogs 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!

This month's plogging cleanup is part of the "Euclid Collinwood " 8 Week Health Challenge - a part of the Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) collaborative effort between Cleveland Clinic and community partners to promote optimal health and wellness.

While you can just show up for plogging, if you want to participate in the health challenge, you must register to participate: or contact Ann Coughin, MBA, BSN, RN at 216.692.8969 or

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 via the following links:

Freshwater Cleveland - Cleveland has a litter problem.  Can plogging be the solution? 

We Need This - We can all learn from plogging, the popular fitness craze taking over the world

City Lab - Pick Up Trash While You Exercise. It's Called Plogging

For more info, check out, email, or call 216-571-0685.

Happy Plogging as always!

Stephen Love

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.

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