Eco-Friendly Cities Step Challenge


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The Eco-Friendly Cities step challenge is the first step challenge through Well-Being for Life, which gives faculty and staff the opportunity to form teams, count steps, earn rewards and learn about eco-friendly cities along the way. 

The Well-Being for Life platform helps you achieve your health goals — while earning rewards toward Pulse Cash — with a fun and engaging experience that delivers powerful resources right to your fingertips. You can easily participate through the Virgin Pulse mobile app from the App Store or Google Play or join here

The challenge

Countries all over the world are coming up with some seriously cool sustainable practices. On this adventure, you’ll see them up close. Shark sanctuaries in Micronesia, vertical gardens in an alpine city in France, and even an entire city heated by underground springs. Fill up your reusable water bottles and bring sustenance — walking is definitely an eco-friendly way to see the world. 

Here’s how to get you and your team started in this challenge where you can earn points, have fun and be healthy.

Registration is open now!

Important dates

  • April 17 — Challenge starts
  • April 23 — Halfway point
  • April 30 — Challenge ends
  • May 2 — Challenge wrap-up

Destination arrivals — Participants will receive emails as each destination is reached throughout the challenge.


  • San Francisco, California
  • Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Catalonia, Spain
  • Grenoble, Spain
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Palau, Micronesia
  • Tokyo, Japan

Get started

Participants create teams of up to five people.
Each team can decide whether it would like to allow anyone to join or it would like to be invitation-only.
Steps are counted as a total for the team.
Each participant can track a maximum of 30,000 steps per day to count toward the challenge.
Changes cannot be made to teams once challenge starts.

To learn more, go to Challenges on the Virgin Pulse mobile app or visit

Create a team. Motivate each other. Earn rewards. Have fun.