The Swedish fitness craze ‘Plogging’ is coming to Broxbourne
Plogging is the new workout trend from Sweden, giving you the double endorphin hit of not only keeping fit but also making a massive difference to your local community at the same time.
The concept is simple. Rather than jogging on by the rubbish and litter on a housing estate, street or in a park, ploggers pick it up and dispose of it correctly instead.
B3Living, the leading provider of affordable housing in Broxbourne, is co-hosting the event with voluntary group, Plogolution, by co-hosting a plog on Thursday 11th July, 11-1pm, starting at the Rosedale Estate, Wheatcroft.
Anyone can sign up – for a 2k walk or 5k run - and people of all ages and fitness abilities are welcome to come along.
Michelle Parkes, Plogolution co-founder, explains the ethos behind plogging,
“We started Plogolution just under a year ago and are really pleased to be working with B3Living in a bid to create fit and happy communities that are dedicated to building an environment that we can be proud to hand down to future generations.
“Our vision is all about tackling plastic pollution, which is now at crisis point, with 8 million tonnes of it hitting our oceans annually.
“We want to create a planet where plogging is no longer needed and our streets, parks and town centres are litter free. Clearly we are a long way from achieving this dream, but with events like this we can get one step closer.”
Chris Ellison, Executive Director (Operations), B3Living said,
“I encourage anyone who is up for the challenge to join B3Living colleagues and do their bit for the environment and help keep the local area looking at its best.
“As a keen distance and trail runner, who hates litter, its really important that we work with groups like Plogolution to make a real difference to the lives of people who live in our communities.”
Register today to join the Broxbourne Plog,
People of all ages and fitness abilities are welcome to come along; the Broxbourne plog has a 2k walk or a 5k run if you’re keen to get your running shoes on.
All equipment will be provided including gloves, rubbish bags and a FREE Plogolution t-shirt. Everyone is welcome, so pop along and make some friends.