Yarra Blitz with the Yarra Riverkeeper Association
Aug.
25
10:00 am10:00

Yarra Blitz with the Yarra Riverkeeper Association

Join the Yarra Riverkeeper Association and Cleanwater Group for our 5th Yarra River Blitz proudly supported by Melbourne Water and the Victorian Government. They’ll provide some boats, bags, gloves, and safety gear so you can BLITZ-CLEAN and LOVE YOUR RIVER and PARKLANDS!

Event details

Where: Richmond Rowing Club, 1 Boathouse Drive, Melbourne
When: Sunday 25 August 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Schedule of events:
10:15 -10:30 Introduction & Safety Briefing
10:45 -12:30 Yarra River Clean-up
12:30 – 1:00 BBQ & Prizes

Getting to Richmond Rowing Club:
Bike: Main Yarra Trail
Car: Enter via Boathouse Drive, free all day parking available along Boathouse Drive
Public Transport: Flinders Street Station 5 min walk away
Bring: Layers for varying temps and the splash of your paddle, gloves, water bottle, hat, sunscreen
Provided: Some boats*, bags, safety gear, sausage sizzle @ gold coin donation

* Yarra Riverkeeper Association members get first dibs to canoes and kayaks. Join here: http://yarrariver.org.au. Keep in mind, if you don’t secure a boat, local parklands and riverbanks have troves of trash to collect!
No need to print your tickets

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City of Yarra Plogging - September
Sep.
15
8:30 am08:30

City of Yarra Plogging - September

So, you like running, and you like helping nature.
That’s why we decided to put those two things together and take some action/fun!

Let’s do some plogging!
What is “plogging”? Born in Scandinavia, plogging is the combination of jogging and picking up rubbish, helping the environment while keeping yourself active. How good is that?!

Now is up to you! Come and join us in a fun run/walk for 45min to 1 hour, where we will help as a community while learning how to be an environmentally responsible runner. 💚🌎

Not a runner? Don’t panic! We are always happy to “run” a walking group, so come along and let’s go plogging!

Coffee, chats, and treats after we finish our fun run at the Studley Boathouse Cafe.

What should I bring:

Active clothes according to weather conditions 🧢
Running shoes 👟
Water 🍼
Smiles 😊

We will be providing bags and gloves, but you are more than welcomed to bring your own!
ALL levels of running/walking are welcome :)
Meeting point in the picnic tables next to the toilets/carpark
If you can't make it, please SHARE :D Let's spread the love for our trails!

@theplasticrunner

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Spring Clean the City
Sep.
21
9:00 am09:00

Spring Clean the City

On Saturday 21st of September, Spring Clean the City will be running their incredible Spring Clean in collaboration with other groups, such as BeachPatrol, Love our Street 3207, and Clean Up Australia, among others! Click on the link and make sure you sign up! There will be kayaks, lots of litter to pick up, and good fun!

It’s time to Spring into action

"Spring Clean the City" is back for a second year - bigger and better than before! Brought to you by anti-litter volunteer networks Beach Patrol, Love Our Street, Clean Up Australia and the Boomerang Alliance. We will be cleaning the Melbourne CBD on #worldcleanupday, on Saturday the 21st of September.

Through hosting Melbourne's biggest street clean event, we'll be highlighting the state's litter problem, which is mostly caused by disposable #singleuseplastic.

Items like cans, bottles, takeaway containers, coffee cups, lids, and straws are ending up in our waterways and beaches where they are doing damage to marine life. What's dropped in the street ends up in the Bay. We want real action on the main litter items! 

This event is not intended to show the city lacks appeal or amenity due to litter. Melbourne City Council shares our concern about litter and waste. Our aim is to demonstrate the impact of litter, and provide compelling evidence for a 10 cents container deposit scheme (cash for containers) and other litter-prevention initiatives.

Bring your friends, family and co-workers! 

EVENT INFO:

  • Arrive at 9 am at meeting point for a 9:30 am clean start. 

  • The clean will go for approximately two hours.

  • You will be given a map with a small section within the CBD to collect litter in.

  • Once you're finished, return your litter to the meeting point on Southbank Promenade. 

  • Please be SunSmart, wear enclosed shoes and have some water in a reusable bottle.

  • If you have your own reusable gloves, bucket/bag and tongs - please bring these along. 

  • This is a free family friendly event, everyone is welcome.

Bottles and cans collected will be counted, presented and photographed to demonstrate the real need for a Container Deposit Scheme in Victoria. Victoria is the only state without a refund scheme on drink containers. We will show how much of the CBD's litter is comprised of drink-related items. Last year it was ONE THIRD of the litter volume collected!

Click here for map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Queensbridge+Square/@-37.8212476,144.9616632,126m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x6ad66819fc78668f:0x41ed0915e6bc6492!2sQueens+Rd,+Melbourne+VIC!3b1!8m2!3d-37.8464665!4d144.9768768!3m4!1s0x6ad642b2a530d98d:0xdb938a83c15ecf10!8m2!3d-37.8209936!4d144.9619824

Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/spring-clean-the-city-2019-tickets-60503976021

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City of Yarra & The Plastic Runner Plogging for a Plastic Free Planet
Aug.
18
9:00 am09:00

City of Yarra & The Plastic Runner Plogging for a Plastic Free Planet

So, you like running, and you like helping nature.

That’s why we decided to put those two things together and take some action/fun!

Let’s go plogging!

What is “plogging”? Born in Scandinavia, plogging is the combination of jogging and picking up rubbish, helping the environment while keeping yourself active. How good is that?!

Now is up to you! Come and join us for a fun run of 45min to 1hr where we will help as a community while learning how to be an environmentally responsible runner 💚🌎

This August edition will be run in collaboration with: CITY OF YARRA COUNCIL!

Yes! We will be teaming up with the awesome City of Yarra Council for future events within the local community! With the new Waste Revolution Trial, our friends from CoY are giving a good fight in the war on waste, reinventing the way how Council and Community recycle together.

Not a runner? Don't worry! We will have a walking group for you! Everyone is welcome. Children and pups too!

Coffee, chats, and treats after we finish our fun run thanks to our mates from Barrel of Beans.

What should I bring:

Active clothes according to weather conditions 🧢

Running shoes 👟

Water 🍼

Smiles 😊

Keepcup or reusable cup for coffee

Meeting point at the famous water tap next to St. Kevin’s Boatshed (please see map for reference)

There are few parking spots along the Capital City Trail, but we encourage you to cycle or use public transport. The best way to get to the Meeting Point is to hop off at Heyington or South Yarra train station. We recommend you to plan your commute, as you will have to walk/warm up to the starting point (like 10-15 min max).

Look for our friendly crew and our flag!

If you can't make it, please SHARE

Let's spread the love for our trails!

Need more reasons to come?

Karin will give a hug to every volunteer and we will have some good prizes for the weird finds thanks to our friends from Paddy Pallin.

*Bags and gloves will be provided, but feel free to bring yours!

@theplasticrunner

Meeting point next to water tap

Meeting point next to water tap

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BEACH CLEAN UP DAY by Eco Green Spirit
Aug.
17
10:00 am10:00

BEACH CLEAN UP DAY by Eco Green Spirit

Eco Green Spirit is hosting its first Beach Clean Up Event!

Follow the link to subscribe and share the love for our oceans!

Here are the event details:

Come and Join Our Eco Green Spirit Warriors Beach Clean ups once a month! We are making this a monthly event starting at different Beaches. If you subscribe at the 1st event you will receive a FREE T-shirt at the 2nd clean up! Please Bring a bucket along so we can all make a difference to help reduce plastic pollution from our coast line.

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Rubbish Run/Walk #15 by Footscray Rubbish Runners
Aug.
10
10:00 am10:00

Rubbish Run/Walk #15 by Footscray Rubbish Runners

Our friends from Footscray Rubbish Runners are hosting their 15th Rubbish Run this 10th of August!

Make sure you drop by and say hi! Every month, this Footscray local heroes catch up over coffee to help keeping their streets clean and tidy!

Here is the info for their event:

Hello all - we're back to our usual start/end location of Rudimentary Cafe in August for Rubbish Run/Walk #15!

Gloves, bags and safety vests will be supplied as per usual - with Louise leading the walking group and Derek taking the runners.

The monthly "Glove of Glory" will be up for grabs also!

We'll run/walk for an hour and then meet back at Rudimentary Cafe for coffee and good times.

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Plogging for a Plastic Free July with Paddy Pallin - Sydney
Jul.
27
8:30 am08:30

Plogging for a Plastic Free July with Paddy Pallin - Sydney

So, you like running, and you like helping nature.

That’s why we decided to put those two things together and take some action/fun!

Let’s go plogging!

What is “plogging”? Born in Scandinavia, plogging is the combination of jogging and picking up rubbish, helping the environment while keeping yourself active. How good is that?!

Now is up to you! Come and join us for a fun run of 45min to 1hr where we will help as a community while learning how to be an environmentally responsible runner 💚🌎

And for the exciting part: Paddy Pallin will be our partner in this Special Edition event! YES! The awesome Paddy Pallin crew will join us on the day as part of the #plasticfreejuly movement!

Not a runner? Don't worry! We will have a walking group for you! Everyone is welcome. Children and pups too!

Coffee, chats, and treats after we finish our fun run.

What should I bring:

Active clothes according to weather conditions 🧢

Running shoes 👟

Water 🍼

Smiles 😊

Keepcup or reusable cup for coffee

Meeting point TBC

Look for our friendly crew and our flag

If you can't make it, please SHARE

Let's spread the love for our trails!

Need more reasons to come?

Karin will give a hug to every volunteer and we will have some good prizes for the weird finds thanks to our friends from Paddy Pallin and Salomon Running.

*Bags and gloves will be provided, but feel free to bring yours!

@theplasticrunner

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Plogging for a Plastic Free July with Paddy Pallin - Melbourne
Jul.
21
8:30 am08:30

Plogging for a Plastic Free July with Paddy Pallin - Melbourne

So, you like running, and you like helping nature.

That’s why we decided to put those two things together and take some action/fun!

Let’s go plogging!

What is “plogging”? Born in Scandinavia, plogging is the combination of jogging and picking up rubbish, helping the environment while keeping yourself active. How good is that?!

Now is up to you! Come and join us for a fun run of 45min to 1hr where we will help as a community while learning how to be an environmentally responsible runner 💚🌎

And for the exciting part: Paddy Pallin will be our partner in this Special Edition event! YES! The awesome Paddy Pallin crew will join us on the day as part of the #plasticfreejuly movement!

Not a runner? Don't worry! We will have a walking group for you! Everyone is welcome. Children and pups too!

Coffee, chats, and treats after we finish our fun run with our mates from Barrel of Beans.

What should I bring:

Active clothes according to weather conditions 🧢

Running shoes 👟

Water 🍼

Smiles 😊

Keepcup or reusable cup for coffee

Meeting point at the picnic tables next to the toilets/carpark

Look for our friendly crew and our flag

If you can't make it, please SHARE

Let's spread the love for our trails!

Need more reasons to come?

Karin will give a hug to every volunteer and we will have some good prizes for the weird finds thanks to our friends from Paddy Pallin and Salomon Running.

*Bags and gloves will be provided, but feel free to bring yours!

@theplasticrunner

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Vegan Sausage Sizzle with Pachamama Wholefoods
Jul.
20
11:00 am11:00

Vegan Sausage Sizzle with Pachamama Wholefoods

Vegan sausages are always good, but what it’s better than that is to eat some to help an awesome initiative, like us!

Is for that reason that we have been given the wonderful opportunity by the legends from Pachamama Wholefoods to be the BBQ bosses during this Saturday 20th of July!

The vegan yumms will be ready for purchase from 11am - 2pm!

The profits will be for The Plastic Runner!

As we are a little social enterprise, our resources are limited, and we need YOU!

We have so many ideas and fun projects for the next coming months, that every dollar will be a step closer to bringing them together!

We want to keep running our famous plogging events, reaching new locations, and launching our Plastic Runner Ambassador program!

Join us and come for a sausage, or maybe two!

Bring your friends, family, pets, and Tinder dates! We will have our plog crew sharing more about our initiative, how you can join us in our next events, and much more!

See you soon!

And make sure you spread the word :)

Karin

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Plog at the Surf Coast
Jun.
30
9:00 am09:00

Plog at the Surf Coast

Looking for a recovery after your big run at Surf Coast Trail Marathon?
No need to look any further! We got you covered!

Come and join us for a fun-packed plogging session with the plastic runner crew and our friends from Surf Coast Trail Mara! YESS! Because there is no better recovery than one with a good meaning!

So, what the hell is plogging?
Simple! Born in Scandinavia, plogging is the combination of jogging and picking up rubbish, helping the environment while keeping yourself active. How good is that?!

Now is up to you!
This will be a 45min - 1 hr session, where we will help as a community while learning how to be an environmentally responsible runner. 💚🌎

Coffee, chats, and treats after we finish our fun run at the Salty Dog Cafe. 1 FREE coffee for all participants when bringing your Keepcup or reusable cup thanks to the wonderful people at The Salty Dog Cafe!

What should I bring:

Active clothes according to weather conditions 🧢
Running shoes 👟
Reusable Water bottle and or keepcups 🍼
Smiles 😊

ALL levels of running/walking are welcome!
Meeting point outside of the Salty Dog Cafe, you will see our flag!

If you can't make it, please SHARE Let's spread the love for our trails!

Event brought to you by @theplasticrunner

In collaboration with:

Surf Coast Trail Marathon / Tour de Trails / Surf Coast Shire Council / Great Ocean Road Coast Committee / Paddy Pallin / The Salty Dog Cafe / Clean Up Australia

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Yarra River Blitz - Yarra Riverkeeper
May
26
10:00 am10:00

Yarra River Blitz - Yarra Riverkeeper

  • Melbourne University boat club Melbourne Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Sunday 26th, the plastic runner will be joining the amazing organisation Yarra Riverkeeper in their Yarra River Blitz!

What’s involved during this event?

Join the Yarra Riverkeeper Association and Cleanwater Group for their next Yarra River Blitz. They'll provide some boats (BYO if you can), bags, gloves, and safety gear so you can blitz-clean and love your rivers and parklands. Proudly supported by Melbourne Water.

WHEN? 

Sunday 26 of May 2019 from 10am to 1pm

WHERE? 

Melbourne University Boat Club, Melbourne, VIC

HOW TO GET THERE?

Bike - Main Yarra Trail.
Car - Enter via Boathouse Drive, limited parking available on site

Tram - Fed Square, <500 m from site

Train - Flinders Street Station, <500 m from site

REGISTRATION

http://bit.ly/YarraBlitz4

WHAT TO BRING?

Layers for varying temps and the splash of your paddle, gloves, water bottle, hat and sunscreen.

More details at - yarrariver.org.au/ Eventbrite: Yarra River Blitz

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City of Yarra Plogging - May
May
12
8:30 am08:30

City of Yarra Plogging - May

So, you like running, and you like helping nature.
That’s why we decided to put those two things together and take some action/fun!

Let’s do some plogging!
What is “plogging”? Born in Scandinavia, plogging is the combination of jogging and picking up rubbish, helping the environment while keeping yourself active. How good is that?!

Now is up to you! Come and join us in a fun run of 5-10km where we will help as a community while learning how to be an environmentally responsible runner. 💚🌎

Not a runner? Don’t panic! We are always happy to “run” a walking group, so come along and let’s go plogging!

Coffee, chats, and treats after we finish our fun run at the Studley Boathouse Cafe.

What should I bring:

Active clothes according to weather conditions 🧢
Running shoes 👟
Water 🍼
Smiles 😊

We will be providing bags and gloves, but you are more than welcomed to bring your own!
ALL levels of running/walking are welcome :)
Meeting point in the picnic tables next to the toilets/carpark
If you can't make it, please SHARE :D Let's spread the love for our trails!

@theplasticrunner

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City of Yarra Plogging - April
Apr.
14
8:30 am08:30

City of Yarra Plogging - April

So, you like running, and you like helping nature.
That’s why I decided to put those two things together and take some action/fun!

Let’s do some plogging!
What is “plogging”? Born in Scandinavia, plogging is the combination of jogging and picking up rubbish, helping the environment while keeping yourself active. How good is that?!

Now is up to you! Come and join me in a fun run of 5-10km where we will help as a community while learning how to be an environmentally responsible runner. 💚🌎

Coffee, chats, and treats after we finish our fun run at the Studley Boathouse Cafe.

What should I bring:

Active clothes according to weather conditions 🧢
Running shoes 👟
Plastic bag for rubbish 🛍
Glove (could be a gardening glove)🧤
Water 🍼
Smiles 😊

ALL levels of running/walking are welcome :)
Meeting point in the picnic tables next to the toilets/carpark
If you can't make it, please SHARE :D Let's spread the love for our trails!

@theplasticrunner

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City of Yarra Plogging - March
Mar.
17
8:30 am08:30

City of Yarra Plogging - March

So, you like running, and you like helping nature.
That’s why I decided to put those two things together and take some action/fun!

Let’s do some plogging!
What is “plogging”? Born in Scandinavia, plogging is the combination of jogging and picking up rubbish, helping the environment while keeping yourself active. How good is that?!

Now is up to you! Come and join me in a fun run of 5-10km where we will help as a community while learning how to be an environmentally responsible runner. 💚🌎

Coffee, chats, and treats after we finish our fun run at the Studley Boathouse Cafe.

What should I bring:

Active clothes according to weather conditions 🧢
Running shoes 👟
Plastic bag for rubbish 🛍
Glove (could be a gardening glove)🧤
Water 🍼
Smiles 😊

ALL levels of running/walking are welcome :)
Meeting point in the picnic tables next to the toilets/carpark
If you can't make it, please SHARE :D Let's spread the love for our trails!

@theplasticrunner

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Warburton Trail Fest
Mar.
10
12:30 pm12:30

Warburton Trail Fest

Plogging.

What? Blogging?

Noooo. PLOGGING!

What are you on about?

Yeah it’s the new ‘thing’ but damn it’s an important thing. And we at the Salomon Warburton Trail Fest and the crew at Suunto/Salomon in Australia are right up for the trail running world to also know what ‘plogging’ is and more importantly, get out and do a bit of plogging yourself!

You may have already read a past news item about how you can WIN just by doing a short stretch of plogging and taking a photo and posting it an hashtagging. What can you win? A damn fine new Suunto 9 watch for ultra running (RRP$900) and a new pair of Salomon Trail Running Shoes (RRP$250) plus free entry to the whole Fest shebang (errmmm, that’s, like, $1400 worth, right? Yup!).

WARBURTON TRAIL FEST WILL BE HOLDING A PLOGGING SESSION ON THE TRAILS AROUND THE EVENT HQ ON SATURDAY

REMEMBER YOU CAN WIN A BUNCH OF KIT FROM SUUNTO AND SALOMON AND FREE ENTRY TO THE FEST. CHECK HERE FOR HOW TO ENTER, BY 1ST MARCH.

12.30-1.30 - Plogging Fantastic - 2km
Run/Walk and Rubbish Clean up
No registration needed.
Bags and gloves supplied.
Meet at Salomon tent.

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Sustainable Living Festival - Ikon Park
Feb.
24
10:00 am10:00

Sustainable Living Festival - Ikon Park

Do you love jogging? Do you hate pollution? If so, plogging is for you!

Join a new global movement that brings together fitness and saving the environment. Originating in Sweden, plogging combines jogging with picking up rubbish for a zero waste world.

During this year's National Sustainable Living Festival, we will be facilitating these fun events for the City of Melbourne! So come and join us fighting pollution!

Sessions will be held around the city and will help to prevent plastic and other litter from reaching Port Phillip Bay. Come and be a part of this energetic environmental movement!

All materials will be provided!
Just bring water and smiles!

Coffee and snacks will be provided at the end.
Please arrive 15 min prior to the start of the event.

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Salomon Road Trip Series - Melbourne
Feb.
23
7:30 am07:30

Salomon Road Trip Series - Melbourne

For our first stop of 2019, the Salomon Running Road Trip Series is heading to Melbourne!

We will start central with Studley Park, head down the coast to Torquay, back to central and then around the bay to the Mornington Peninsula!

Bringing value through encouragement, experience and adventure will be Salomon athletes Lucy Bartholomew, Majell Backhausen, Simone Brick and Pat Bowring (aka Ultra Chef).

We welcome all abilities and all you need to bring is a smile, a great attitude and try to bring a friend to share the experience too. We will have prizes, selfies, running, selfies again, watermelons, smiles, Salomon demos shoes and Suunto watch demos. *All runs are free to attend*

Feb 23 Saturday: Plogging Run in Studley Park Boat House with @theplasticrunner and Paddy Pallin
Meet at Studley Park Boat House
7:30-8:00 Demo shoe/ watch fitting
8:00-8:45 Park Run
9:00 Start Workshop
9-9:15 Introductions
9:15-10 Run
10:15-11 Q&A
11-12 Food & Drink


Finally, we will also be picking up shoes for Shoes for Planet Earth. If you have a pair of shoes that you’re not using, feel free to drop them off at the van. Just be sure it’s in a decent condition (https://www.shoesforplanetearth.com/about-us/soul-journey/).

See you soon!!

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Sustainable Living Festival - Birrarung Marr
Feb.
19
6:30 am06:30

Sustainable Living Festival - Birrarung Marr

Do you love jogging? Do you hate pollution? If so, plogging is for you!

Join a new global movement that brings together fitness and saving the environment. Originating in Sweden, plogging combines jogging with picking up rubbish for a zero waste world.

During this year's National Sustainable Living Festival, we will be facilitating these fun events for the City of Melbourne! So come and join us fighting pollution!

Sessions will be held around the city and will help to prevent plastic and other litter from reaching Port Phillip Bay. Come and be a part of this energetic environmental movement!

All materials will be provided!

Just bring water and smiles!

Coffee and snacks will be provided at the end.

Please arrive 15 min prior to the start of the event.

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City of Yarra Plogging - Feb
Feb.
17
8:30 am08:30

City of Yarra Plogging - Feb

So, you like running, and you like helping nature.
That’s why I decided to put those two things together and take some action/fun!

Let’s do some plogging!
What is “plogging”? Born in Scandinavia, plogging is the combination of jogging and picking up rubbish, helping the environment while keeping yourself active. How good is that?!

Now is up to you! Come and join me in a fun run of 5-10km where we will help as a community while learning how to be an environmentally responsible runner. 💚🌎

Coffee, chats, and treats after we finish our fun run at the Studley Boathouse Cafe.

What should I bring:

Active clothes according to weather conditions 🧢
Running shoes 👟
Plastic bag for rubbish 🛍
Glove (could be a gardening glove)🧤
Water 🍼
Smiles 😊

ALL levels of running/walking are welcome :)
Meeting point in the picnic tables next to the toilets/carpark
If you can't make it, please SHARE :D Let's spread the love for our trails!

@theplasticrunner

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Sustainable Living Festival - Docklands
Feb.
13
5:30 pm17:30

Sustainable Living Festival - Docklands

Do you love jogging? Do you hate pollution? If so, plogging is for you!

Join a new global movement that brings together fitness and saving the environment. Originating in Sweden, plogging combines jogging with picking up rubbish for a zero waste world.

Sessions will be held around the city and will help to prevent plastic and other litter from reaching Port Phillip Bay. Come and be a part of this energetic environmental movement!

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Sustainable Living Festival - City of Melbourne
Feb.
9
9:00 am09:00

Sustainable Living Festival - City of Melbourne

Do you love jogging? Do you hate pollution? If so, plogging is for you!

Join a new global movement that brings together fitness and saving the environment. Originating in Sweden, plogging combines jogging with picking up rubbish for a zero waste world.

Sessions will be held around the city and will help to prevent plastic and other litter from reaching Port Phillip Bay. Come and be a part of this energetic environmental movement!

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