Let's go plogging! Haven't heard of it before? This term stands for jogging + picking up trash. Come out any time on Saturday, April 25 and run your favorite routes or explore new routes while picking up the garbage that might be on your way. Run as long and as far as you want, but make sure that you leave the place better than you found it.
Connect to other ploggers by joining the Strava event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/601012/group_events/680211 and posting a photo of your clean up on social media using the hashtag #IFEarthDay. You are encouraged to let us know where you went for the cleanup, how much you picked up, and whether we should come back to pick up more. And enjoy the time outside!
You have a chance to become a citizen scientist as you are cleaning up the streets. Simply take a photo of the plastic using the Earth Challenge 2020 app, which will help scientists map the extent of plastic pollution.
Please, be safe as you help make your environment cleaner. Practice physical distancing and other health guidelines to keep you and yours healthy.
Want to learn more about plogging? See this article about the Idaho Falls Trail Runners remove trash from the beautiful Idaho nature. https://www.idahomagazine.com/article/ploggers-for-the-planet/