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Plogging – Running For A Reason

2 Oct

WhatIsPloggingThis term has crossed our path a few times recently. Curious about the term, it just happened that an article entitled “Run For A Reason” landed in our lap. What is it?  Plogging started in Sweden and is a mash of ‘plocka’ meaning to pick up and ‘jogga’ meaning of course to jog.  It’s a concept taking hold across Canada and the world.  It is  deemed as a ‘new environmentally friendly fitness craze’.  It’s simple, you run and pick up litter while you jog, or at the end of your end for 10 minutes. You can do it in a group, alone, with your kids.  All you need outside of your running shoes, are gloves and a bag to pick any garbage.

As a resident that lives on a public walk and bike path in SE Vancouver, many residents regularly pick up garbage while walking our ourselves and/or our dogs along the Fraser River. It not only protects those of us in the community, it’s greatest benefit is in protecting the wildlife whether on land, air or water.  So if you are not a runner, no worries, If you think you’d like to do this regularly and need supplies, we encourage you to contact the City of Vancouver’s Keep Vancouver Spectacular Program.  They are able to provide bags, gloves and tongs to those undertaking any clean ups in the City of Vancouver.

If you want to learn more about Plogging in Canada, there’s a Facebook page. We encourage you to check out and get plogging!

The Pipeline Project At The Firehall Arts Centre January 10 – 20, 2018

1 Jan


We can’t say we have any answers on this issue, but we do think this production is an important conversation. Writers Sebastien Archibald, Kevin Loring and Quelemia Sparrow bring The Pipeline Project to the Firehall Arts Centre this January. This production brings together three actors that have created a play about the political conflicts within Canada’s oil industry. Each actor is sent on a journey of discovery and self-reflection. Along the way they confront prejudices while wrestling with their own fossil fuel dependency, cultural heritage and first world privilege. No matter where you stand on this issue, it’s a conversation worth having. The Pipeline Project runs January 10th to 20th, 2018. Tickets are available online at Firehall Arts Centre.

Photo Credit: David Cooper

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