The term plogging comes from the words “jogging” (jogging, running) and “plocka upp”, which means picking up in Swedish. Plogging is one of the participatory movements that has best managed to combine all forms of exercise.
(27-5-2022). The 2nd day of Sports and Physical Activity for the conservation of the environment and promoting sustainable development in Catalonia will be held on May 29 in the Besós River Park and the municipality of Santa Coloma de Gramenet.
Nationale-Nederlanden Plogging Tour returns to Barcelona on May 29 at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate its second edition. It will take place in the Village and the Parc Fluvial del Besós. During the day of the Nationale-Nederlanden Plogging Tour, participants of all ages and levels will be able to take different routes of between two and eleven kilometers through the area of the Besós River Park and the Can Zam Park in Santa Coloma.
In these routes, physical and sports activity are combined at different intensities. They will be directed by the Plogging Tour monitor team, for the recovery of the environment through the removal of waste found along the way. DIY workshops, art, recycling, games for the little ones, dance, sports exhibitions or an environmental education area through Virtual Reality are part of the content of the experience
The event, since its inception in 2019, has managed to recover more than 23,500 kilos of garbage since 2019, thanks to the participation of citizens and 11 municipalities and autonomous communities. This edition has the collaboration of the Diputació de Barcelona, the City Council of Santa Coloma de Gramenet and the General Secretary of Sport and Physical Activity of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Sustainability is one of the main axes of this conference, with the vision of considering that sport can send its message to the whole of society, as an engine of social transformation and sustainable development, promoting values. Within the framework of the Catalan contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, sport and physical activity promote, through the Plogging Tour, health, inclusive and equitable education, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, societies just and peaceful, in addition to facilitating networks and alliances between all social actors and civil society.
The Plogging Tour
The term plogging comes from the words “jogging” (jogging, running) and “plocka upp”, which means picking up in Swedish. Plogging is one of the participatory movements that has best managed to combine all forms of exercise. For this trend it is not necessary to run, since it can be done by walking. The fact of bending down when picking up rubbish also produces additional physical wear and tear. On average, it’s estimated to be between 288 and 300 calories in a half hour of plogging versus 235 calories in a half hour of regular jogging.
During the first edition of the Nationale-Nederlanden Plogging Tour that has been held in Spain, thanks to citizen collaboration, more than 150 sports clubs, companies and associations, 11 municipalities and 6 regional governments, more than 23,000 kilos of garbage have been removed of natural spaces and urban areas in cities such as Teruel, Madrid, Malaga, Barcelona, Seville, Zaragoza, Valencia, Bilbao, Ibiza, A Coruña and Palma de Mallorca.
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