Environment

Plalking Your Way To A Cleaner Community

Picking up garbage
Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

EcoCaledon member Solveig Christina Voss, a Palgrave resident, would like to introduce the community to Plalking! She writes….

Finally! The snow has melted and we are about to see spring flowers  blossoming everywhere. Unfortunately, not every colourful object on the ground belongs there – the melted snow usually reveals lots of litter.  That’s not only annoying to see, it is also awful for wildlife. Animals get tangled up in litter or are poisoned when eating plastics.

In times where we are limited in our activities, there is still a lot we can do to help our environment. When you get out for a walk, simply grab a bag and tongs and go “plalking”. Plalking combines picking up litter and walking. The idea originated from Sweden, where people started to go  “plogging” – picking up litter while jogging.

Plalking is the calmer version of plogging and a great activity for everyone.  Plalking keeps you fit because you need to walk, squat, bend and stretch all the time when picking up litter. It’s a great exercise that you can do close to your home with your whole household. Of course, plalking together and seeing the result of a plalking session is a lot of fun!

If you are in Palgrave, you can participate in Palgrave Rotary Club’s Palgrave-Spring-Cleanup-Week 2021 which will be from April
17th to 24th. Go plalking with your household and share pictures of your picked up litter with the hashtag #palgravespringcleanup2021.

Then there is an app called Litterati that will take your plalking to new levels when you are ready. By taking a picture of every piece you pick up, you will receive info about the impact you have and can join cleanup challenges.

Once it is safe to do so, ecoCaledon will organize regular social plalking events throughout Caledon. Stay tuned for more information!

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