On April 9, 2022, SSSIO volunteers from the Sri Sathya Sai Centers of Chicagoland gathered for a clean-up service at the Busse Forest Preserve in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. For two hours, they picked up litter such as plastic bottles, cutlery, bags, bottle caps, as well as confetti, all the while segregating trash from recyclables. When they learned of the lasting destructive impact of confetti on wildlife and marine life, every volunteer, including children, vowed not to use confetti in the future.