What is Urban-Plogging ?
Urban Training + Plogging
What is the
A very simple and effective way to clean up your neighbourhood!
The concept is to experience an urban training session with a group of 100 to 150 people, while collecting whatever garbage you find along the way.
As a bonus, raffle tickets will be hidden along the trail and prizes will be awarded during the healthy brunch, served to all participants at the conclusion of the event.
A fun and rewarding way to clean up the environment for all hard-working “collectors”!
“Plogging is a combination of jogging and rubbish collection. It comes from the Swedish word: plocka upp (pick up) and jogging. It emerged as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following growing concerns about plastic pollution”, source wikipedia.
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One paper towel
During this pandemic, we are all washing our hands repeatedly and frequently, which is just GREAT. Except that it means that we are using more paper towels than ever to dry our hands, which is BAD for our planet!
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Strawberries in February ?!!
Sandra Imsand from the FRC Fédération Romande des Consommateurs has produced a very extensive document with her conclusions of a study about why and how the principle Swiss food retailers bring strawberries to the consumer and make us believe that it is the consumer who wants this on the shelves.
Why are we seeing Strawberries
in the shops in February?!
Full study and article published by Sandra Imsand
Good For My Planet recommends you to look carefully at the country from where the Strawberries come from.
CHOOSE LOCAL, ONLY BUY IN JUNE, and from local producers !
There are 4 second hand stores in Gland!
Good For My Planet recommends to stop buying new clothes .
There are some great deals to find
So why not try and see!
All little actions contribute to the good of the planet.
Did you know...?
There are 4 stores that sell second hand goods in Gland
As we live these troubled times, and see the impact on our planet, some are starting to see that buying new is not necessary, and that one can find so many great items for second-hand. The second-hand market is growing and today we have many options, both in actual shops (when they open again!) as well as online, including our favourite shops! Did you know that there is now so much man-made “stuff” on earth that its mass outweighs all of life on earth.
One of the added benefits, is that you can sell on the things you no longer want or need, make a little money AND make someone happy in the bargain!
So, we thought it would be nice to share with you some of the local places that we recommend Gland.
Disposable packaging is proliferating
Did you know…….
Since the closure of restaurants, disposable packaging has proliferated
The closure of restaurants has resulted in an increase in take-away sales and the packaging that goes with it. Several initiatives have been launched to tackle this problem, even before the health crisis began.
reCIRCLE is a project that implements a reusable takeawy box that can be used by many restaurants. Lausanne has already put this in place and several other towns also in Switzerland. Its aubergine-coloured reusable containers are used by 146 restaurants, i.e. about half of the establishments in Lausanne.
“We save about 3.5 million disposable trays, 68,000 bin bags… We can see that we are having a great impact with an action of this type, which seems harmless at first, but which is not at all,” says Natacha Litzistorf, the Green municipal councillor in charge of housing and the environment.
GOOD FOR MY PLANET is helping to bring this initiative to the Ville de Gland, as all great initiatives which are simply good for the planet !