Joff Alexander-Frye | Jul 15, 2019 | 0
Exeter Plogathon; Are You Ready To Get Plogging?
Planet Earth Games and Plastic Free Exeter have agreed a partnership to deliver an Exeter Plogathon – which organisers believe could be the biggest plogging event ever delivered in the UK.
The Exeter Plogathon will take place at the Planet Earth Games on 6th July, with plogging inventor Erik Ahlström in attendance, and an invitation is extended to all.
The Planet Earth Games is trailblazing for sustainability and sport delivering the world’s first environment-themed multi-sports event, encouraging the community to get active whilst also educating young people and their families on environmental sustainability.
The Planet Earth Games is committed to walking the talk for the environment; they pledge their events will leave no trace, include no avoidable single use plastic, use recycled materials and be at the forefront of sustainability. Alongside the Exeter Plogathon, the Games will also feature competitive youth sport and a full day of activities for all the family.
Their partner in the Plogathon, Plastic Free Exeter, is a community movement with the aim to achieve ‘Plastic Free’ status for Exeter by 2020. The group have been organising monthly plogging events in and around Exeter and bring experience and plogging enthusiasm.
Ashley Petrons, business lead for Plastic Free Exeter, said:
“It never ceases to amaze us how much litter accumulates all over Exeter. Whilst we do what we can on the plogs, the idea is to get people in the community thinking about what they could be doing on a more regular basis.”
“We’re extremely excited to be partnering with and supporting the Planet Earth Games as this gives us a whole new platform to spread the message about how both individually and collectively, we can all make a difference.”
The Planet Earth Games’ organisers already have big ambitions for extending their events across the South West of England and beyond. Planet Earth Games CEO Chris Broadbent argues that
“the environment and health of our young people are two of the greatest challenges of our time.
“Our vision is for a generation of environmentally-sustainable young people inspired through physical activity. Exeter is the starter point for a movement of sustainability and activity that we can take nationally and internationally.”
To find out how you can get involved in the Exeter Plogathon, click here.