Clean Up Australia PLOG-A-THON is the perfect way to get out in your local area and get friends or family involved. Join us to clean up and beautify your local area while staying fit and healthy!

What is 'Plogging'?
A portmanteau of "jog" and the Swedish for "pick up",  "plocka upp", it means, you guessed it; to pick up litter as you jog (or plod - walkers are encouraged!). Started by a Swedish community incentive to pick up rubbish in Stockholm this marriage between exercise and environmental action is now a global craze.
How do I get involved?
It's as simple as putting your runners on, grabbing a bag and some gloves and hitting the pavement! You can join Clean Up Australia's official PLOG-A-THON fundraiser. Entry is free, or you can buy their plogging kit which has everything you'll need to get started (gloves, bags, and hand sanitiser). Find out more and register here!

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About UQ Sustainability Week 2021

Sustainability Week is an opportunity for the UQ community to celebrate and promote sustainability across UQ's campuses and sites. From August 16-20, a range of activities and events are hosted across all areas of the University, including markets, workshops, crafts and DIY, film screenings, specialist presentations, tree plantings, bird watching and garden tours, solar tours, forums and panel discussions, competitions and challenges to inspire sustainable behaviours.

Join us for the fun, check out the full program! Stay up to date by liking UQ Sustainability on Facebook or following us on Instagram

Important update: Based on the recent Covid restrictions, this year's Sustainability Week will be entirely online. Those events that cannot be transitioned to an online format will be postponed. Keep an eye on our social media channels, and our website for updates! (last updated Wednesday 25 August).