This movement was started in Sweden in the year 2016 by a Swedish – American named Erik Ahlstrom. While running he realized the huge amount of trash that was left behind by athletes and this compelled him to make a change by organizing a workout with likeminded friends for the benefit of their health and environment.
Plogging In Kenya
In May 2019, one fine morning Zablon Ogolla (Now the Founder Plogging Kenya) was taking an American tourist for a tour in Ngong forest. During the tour the American tourist was busy picking trash as we walked up the hill, that was strange because have never seen anybody doing such. From that day interest grew and we organised a joint first Plogging Edition that was held on 26th May, 2019 in Ngong Hills Nairobi Kenya through a partnership between Plogging Kenya and children athletes who train every weekend at Ngong Hills.
Others that followed are as below:
- Naivasha/Longonot Edition-11th Aug 2019
- Namanga Edition-8th Sept 2019
- World Clean-Up Day – 21st Sep 2019
- Nairobi Edition-12th Oct 2019
We Plogging Kenya, have also participated in a number of activities including but not limited to World Clean-Up Day that was held at Karen Shopping Centre in partnership with Karen Langata District Association, and also fully involved in the World Plastics Free Day held in Nairobi’s CBD in partnership with Swedish embassy and Swedish Institute Alumni Network in Kenya (SIANK) among others.
Our Vision & Mission
Vision: Make plogging as an event that brings people of all cadre despite race, colour, age, gender, nationality, religion under one viral global event that strives for behaviour change in reference to waste for a happy, healthy community and sustainable environment.
Mission: To make Kenya clean and healthy by eradicating waste both for the current and future generation.