In celebration of Storm Water Awareness Week, October 18-24, 2020, Montgomery Energy Connection will launch the #MontgomeryPlogs Challenge in partnership with the Montgomery County Watershed Restoration, a program of Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection.
Plogging is a wacky way of saying “pick up litter while you jog or walk”. Plogging was invented by Swedish outdoorsman and environmentalist Erik Ahlström. The phrase plogging comes from plocka, the Swedish word for pick up. Plogging is an eco-friendly exercise that involves picking up trash while jogging or walking as a way to clean up litter while also taking care of your health.
Our social media campaign, #MontgomeryPlogs will go live from October 18 to the 24th, 2020 and will be featured on the Montgomery Energy Connection Instagram (@mcenergyconnection) account and MCDEP accounts.
Simply share a photo of your plogging in Montgomery County to be entered in a drawing to receive a Plog-Along Pack! Drawings will be held daily for the first week (October 18 – October 24, 2020) and then continue monthly through August 2021.
To be eligible, you must either tag our account (@mcenergyconnection) or use our hashtag #MontgomeryPlogs when you share your photos on Instagram. You can also submit your photos to email@example.com (or click the ‘Email’ button in our profile).
To raise awareness about stormwater pollution while providing Montgomery County residents a fun opportunity to help clean up litter from streams, stormwater ponds, etc. The #MontgomeryPlogs Challenge is a campaign meant to continue after the kick-off week, the idea is to incentivize people to make picking up litter a habit to prevent stormwater pollution
During Stormwater Awareness Week, we had lots of people who posted using the #MontogmeryPlogs Challenge and won a Plog Along packs – CONGRATULATIONS to the winners:
This webpage describes the official rules (“Official Rules”) of the Plogging Challenge organized by the Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) and Montgomery Energy Connection (“MEC”), (the “Challenge”).
The objective of this Challenge is to provide Montgomery County residents a fun engaging way to raise awareness about stormwater pollution while providing the opportunity to take action and help with stormwater pollution prevention by cleaning up litter from streams, stormwater ponds, etc. The Plogging Challenge is a campaign meant to continue after the kick-off week in which it is promoted, the idea is to incentivize people to make picking up litter a habit to prevent stormwater pollution.
How to PLAY
Subject to the legal requirements outlined above, daily and monthly drawing winners will receive via mail:
Participation constitutes the Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in the Game, the Participant is representing and warranting that he/she/they has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the Participant, DEP and MEC in relation to the Challenge. They govern the Participant’s participation and supersede any prior or other agreements between the Participant, DEP and MEC and relating to the Challenge.