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What We've Achieved So Far

Raised so far

$2,065

Our Goal

$10,000

Taking place until the end of August, the Clean Up Australia PLOG-A-THON is the perfect way to get out in your local area. Socially responsible, physically distant exercise that leads to a cleaner environment and community - what’s not to love? 

With no one able to do official Clean Ups over the recent weeks, we’ve noticed a lot more rubbish around the neighbourhood. We also know a lot of people are keen to do something good for the planet. And what could be better than getting fitter by picking up litter?

The PLOG-A-THON is a great way to burn off energy, get the whole family involved – and raise funds for Clean Up Australia. All participants will pay a $20 registration fee and receive a plogging kit containing gloves, hand sanitiser and bags. As with traditional walk-a-thons and other fun runs, you can register as an individual or join a virtual team, setting targets for fundraising, distance covered and litter collection.

Funds raised will enable Clean Up Australia to provide educational resources and clean up materials free of charge to school and youth groups, educating the next generation on the importance of protecting and caring for the environment.

WHAT ON EARTH IS PLOGGING?

What saves the planet, brings communities together and improves your overall health? Plogging of course! A portmanteau of "jog" and the Swedish for "pick up",  "plocka upp", it means, you guessed it; to pick up litter as you jog (or plod - walkers are encouraged!). Started by a Swedish community incentive to pick up rubbish in Stockholm this is now, no surprise to its good marriage between exercise and environmental action, a global craze.

ABOUT THE PLOG-A-THON

Our PLOG-A-THON is a fundraising event. Entry is $20 (which includes a plogging kit containing gloves, hand sanitiser and bags) and you can register as an individual or join a team. Funds raised enable Clean Up Australia to provide educational resources and materials free of charge to school and youth groups throughout the year, educating the next generation on the importance of protecting and caring for the environment.

HOW TO PLOG SAFELY

In accordance with current COVID-19-related regulations in your state or territory, we encourage you to make your plog a social occasion, whether it’s in pairs, small groups or on social media! Remember to wear gloves and stay 1.5m apart, but involving your family, friends, colleagues or community means you will cover more ground and pick up more litter. Register your plog to receive your plogging kit and set your targets for distance and fundraising.

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