The concept is simple: grab a plastic bag on your next run and pick up any trash you encounter along your route.
The eco-running movement started with Samuel Huber of Milwaukee, who hopes to encourage joggers and runners to âcombine their passion with a purpose.â?
Think you wonât make an impact?
According to treehugger.com, studies have shown that by cleaning up an area you remove the incentive to contribute to its mess. Not a runner? Try picking up litter while walking, kayaking, or rollerblading, Huber urges on his website.
Sure, maybe the image of running with a bag that held last nights chinese foodÂ at your side horrifies you, but Iâm hoping to see this trend grow, if for no other than reason that to trip less in my attempt to avoid litter.