As you know, every month I introduce a charity organisation on my blog in order to raise awareness for them. Since I have this fantastic platform, my blog, I try to use it to support good causes too. This month, I’d like to introduce: Plogolution
Last year the founders Dermot and Michelle came across plogging, which is walking and running whilst picking up rubbish. They’ve now held many large scale plogs across London, Northern England and even in the States! You can find the next planned plogging event on the website too, see when’s one near you. They’ve engaged 100s of ploggers and picked up 1000s of bags of rubbish – much of which can be recycled. So, we can say, plogging is slowly becoming a global movement.
In my view, it’s very important to mention, when it comes to climate crisis, this is a great example how individuals can act together and be the change. We can all do a lots of things to help our planet. When we act together, the impact is bigger, we multiply our efforts and inspire others.
The other side to the movement is the school side. They go into schools to educate on the environment and the impact of rubbish and plastic pollution. Then they also have funding to set up school plogging clubs. They have now presented to over 5,000 children and have 16 schools actively plogging. More stats can be seen on their site: https://plogolution.com/school-plogs
And to raise awareness of plastic pollution, a team of 6 ploggers will be plogging the length of the Thames from source to Thames Barrier which is 184 miles that we’re doing in 6 days! Starting on 27th May and the idea being to show all the plastic bottles we’ve picked up at the end.