‘Spring Clean’ your local run and Keep Scotland Beautiful

Over the next few weeks, jogscotland groups around the country will be picking up litter as they jog – a practice also known as plogging – during Keep Scotland Beautiful’s annual ‘Spring Clean’ 2019.

The charity, which campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues, is keen to get as many community groups, businesses, schools, individuals and other organisations to work together to help clean up Scotland during the campaign, which runs throughout April and May. jogscotland groups will play an important part in their plans.

There are several themes during the annual Clean Up, and jogscotland is proud to be a part of activities centering on Active Travel Week, along with cycling charity Sustrans, who will be organising clean-ups along Scotland’s National Cycle Network.

All jog groups are invited to do their bit by turning their jogging sessions into plogging sessions.

jogscotland’s official plogging week will take place in the week beginning 22 April, but groups are free to host their session any time they like.

It’s easy to do – just add some bin bags to your regular jogging session, pick up litter from along your route, dispose of it at the end and feel even more satisfied than usual after your jog is over.

Some jogscotland groups have already tried plogging. Ellon jogscotland held a Wombling Wednesday Treasure Hunt last year and gathered so many bags of rubbish they had to stop and dispose of them mid-run so they could continue.

jogscotland is asking jog groups to register, so they know how many take part. More information about the campaign – and the forms – are available on the jogscotland website.

Image: jogscotland Ellon (Facebook)

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