July 2019 is gone, and I can’t stop feeling a bit disappointed with few things during this “Plastic Free July” challenge I went on by myself, but at the same time, I feel hope and energy to keep learning and improving. Check out my journey for a lower waste living, and some quick facts about plastic pollution.
Well, if you have been looking for a place that has magnificent outdoor scenery, some decent hills and technical routes, then Warburton is for you! This year, Chris Ord and the teams from Tour de Trails and Salomon put an excellent adventure packed weekend for all to enjoy! With events coming from ultra distances, such as the 50km Lumberjack Ultra, to more beginners’ friendly formats as the Body Positive Stomp and different shorter trail distances, Warby Trail Fest is clearly for everyone!
Earlier this year the plastic runner was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to collaborate with the City of Melbourne (CoM), as part of the National Sustainability Festival. This involved our group leading four plog events within Melbourne during February to assist CoM increase awareness about excess waste and littering in our beautiful city. We also wanted to bring more awareness about the plogging movement in general and gain more Melburnian plog recruits!
Kristine has been an environmental advocate for a few years now, an ocean lover, an artist that creates impressive masterpieces with the bits and pieces of plastic she finds in her cleanup adventures, and to be honest, the list of awesome things this girl has been doing can keep going forever haha. But we are here to share her story of how, one simple day, she decided it was enough and had to create action with her own hands (literally!).
Richard and his brother David have been fighting plastics since 2017. Located in Norway, they have been working together in a project related to environmental awareness and action, Sporløs.
We wanted to ask them their why, what was the reason or reasons behind their passion and aim to protect Mother Earth. They have been spreading the word through social media, sharing their love for nature, traveling and helping others to save what they love. From short documentaries to plastic fighters and paper straws, they surely know how to bring action to the table. Here is their story.
What do you think when we say Miami? Clean pristine beaches, bikinis, piña coladas….right? Well, Miami is not free of plastic pollution. Being a busy touristic destination, Miami could give the false feeling of cleanliness and perfection, but Kaiti got realised of how much help her beloved places needed, and decided to take action to make Miami, and the planet, a cleaner place!
During my travels, I have been lucky enough to be in some amazing countries, where culture, people, and landscapes will remain in my memory forever. One of those countries is Mexico. Mexican people have this spark and passion for their culture that has always called my attention. From their spicy food, the chile con carne (vegan-option for me now haha), the friends I have made, the Aztecan ruins, the postcard beaches….Mexico should be in everyone’s list. And I couldn’t stop feeling happiness when I found a plogging group there!
It’s been a while since we have heard about the successful running career of Simone “Flying Brick” around our local trails and tracks in Melbourne. No wonder this super chic has been practicing plogging for a while to help her local trails and create a good example, while smashing records and inspiring many. We asked her about her journey and how she got into this trend.
Scrolling through Instagram and social channels, we have found many initiatives out there about environmental awareness and plogging. That’s how we found Gabriel! A Chilean expat currently living in San Francisco, USA. We asked him to share his story and how did he get into plogging!