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Let’s go Plogging!

MPavilion

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Have you heard of ‘plogging’? It’s a great way to help the environment while getting a little exercise. So, what is it? It’s simply jogging while picking up rubbish! The Plastic Runner is a social enterprise that was born out of a passion for running and the environment. Since 2018, this initiative has been facilitating inclusive plogging events—and now you can plog at MPavilion!

Come join the crew for a jog and clean-up around the Queen Victoria Gardens and surrounds. The two-hour event will include an introductory safety briefing, an hour-long plog, a waste audit and a wrap-up Q&A.

So far, The Plastic Runner has organised more than twenty-five events across Victoria and Sydney, reaching over 300 volunteers, and collecting about 750kgs of litter. Additionally, they became finalists at the Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards 2019 in the Litter Prevention Category.

This event is supported by the Hugh D.T Williamson Foundation.

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Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.