Support the GreenCare for Troops "You Move, We Mow Challenge"

You Move We Mow

Get behind a cause that matters! Project EverGreen announces a fundraiser: the GreenCare for Troops You Move, We Mow Challenge. By participating in the challenge, you can support military families and promote a greener, healthier, cooler Earth.

Join us during GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week, June 23-29, 2024, as we walk, run, bike or hike in support of our deployed military families. In celebration of the program’s 18th anniversary, the challenge is simple – record 18,000 steps during the awareness week through an activity of your choice.

By joining this challenge, you will help provide free lawn and landscape services to those who sacrifice so much for our nation, while also promoting green spaces in our communities. With each step you’ll make a tangible difference in the lives of our brave service members, their families, and the environment — not to mention the health benefits for yourself!

“Behind every uniform is a family that sacrifices alongside them,” said Ki Matsko, program manager for GreenCare for Troops. “Participating in the You Move, We Mow Challenge is a way to honor their service, showing them that their sacrifices are seen, appreciated, and are never forgotten."

Services provided at no cost to military families by our dedicated volunteers result in healthy yards for children to play, shady areas of solitude for stressed parents to relax and well-maintained properties with environmental and aesthetic value.

Giving back to military families that sacrifice so much for our country is a selfless act. The dedication military personnel have for our country is inspiring us to work one yard at a time to make a small difference in their lives.

Whether you’re a walker, runner, cyclist, hiker or backyard enthusiast, there’s a place for you in the challenge. Gather your co-workers, friends, family, or community members to lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement in solidarity with our troops and our planet.

Registration information 

It’s easy to get moving and support our troops. Register online now at

Cost: $25 per participant 

The first 100 participants to register receive a pair of limited edition GreenCare for Troops garden gloves and a packet of carbon converter wildflower seeds.

Who Can Register?

Everyone is welcome to participate. Register your fellow employees, family and friends.

Here is some motivation and ideas to show you how easy and rewarding it is to accomplish the 18,000-step challenge:

  • The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day.
  • 18,000 steps is only 2,572 steps per day for 7 straight days. Totally doable for everyone!
  • Just one-mile equals about 2,000 steps.
  • 1,500 steps equals 15 minutes of walking; consider two walks of 15 minutes per day.
  • 3,000 steps equals about 30 minutes of walking
  • Mow your yard! On average, you’ll move at a pace of 6,336 steps per hour.
  • 1 mile of running at a moderate effort equals three miles of cycling at the same effort level.
  • 30-minute hike with hills equals 6,360 steps
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