GreenCare for Troops Announces Fundraiser - Project EverGreen

You Move, We Mow Challenge

A Fundraiser for Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops

Step up for military families while promoting a greener, healthier, cooler Earth by participating in the GreenCare for Troops You Move, We Mow Challenge!

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 recognition of the 18th anniversary of the GreenCare for Troops program, the challenge is simple – record 18,000 steps during the awareness week through an activity of your choice.

All proceeds from the challenge will be used for additional volunteer recruitment and communications efforts to raise awareness for the GreenCare for Troops program and the importance of green spaces in our daily lives.

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!

Registration Information

It’s easy to get moving and support our troops. Register with the form on this page.

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.

you move, we mow garden gloves

Who Can Register?

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

Services provided at no cost to military families by our dedicated volunteers results 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.

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.

It’s Easy To Get Moving!

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

  • Most adults should aim to walk 10,000 steps per day for general fitness.
  • The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day.
  • A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day.
  • 18,000 steps is only 2,572 steps per day for 7 straight days. Totally doable for almost everyone!
  • One-mile equals about 2,000 steps.
  • 1,500 steps equals roughly 15 minutes of walking; consider two walks of 15 minutes per day.
  • 3,000 steps equals about 30 minutes of walking
  • On average, you’ll move at a pace of 6,336 steps per hour while mowing.
  • 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

Share On Social!

Help us raise awareness for the GreenCare for Troops program and share your participation in the You Move, We Mow Challenge. Take a minute and tell your friends on social media how easy it is to get involved and join you in the challenge. We’ll count down the days together leading up to the week-long event.

During the week, we encourage you to post pictures of you and your group on the move to share your activity.  (New participants can still sign up the entire week of the challenge).  Be sure and tag Project EverGreen in your posts.  Use hashtags #YouMoveWeMow, #GreenCareforTroops, #StepUpforTroops, #18,000steps.

Get creative with your pictures. Wear your challenge bib, put on your special edition GreenCare for Troops garden gloves, include your kids and pets. We want to see it all!

Download the assets below for your challenge bib and more great ways to support the challenge.



Contact Project EverGreen’s Ki Matsko at
Download the promotional assets here.

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