SSSIO volunteers from around Zone 8 participated in the Active Summer Project during July 23–24, 2022, which included a field trip, garbage cleanup, games, nature walks for children, nature-focused drawing and photo contests, and outdoor satsang and bhajans.
In Russia, the participants enjoyed water sports and games at the Sai Olympics. A group of volunteers climbed Mount Tarki-Tai to clean garbage and collect medicinal herbs such as thyme, yarrow, and clover.
On July 23, 34 participants from northwestern Russia went on a field trip while others cooked and distributed porridge, cookies, and tea at a homeless shelter in St. Petersburg.
On July 24, the volunteers cleared garbage in their neighborhood areas. In another city, SSSIO volunteers assisted in weeding flower beds and cleaning the areas surrounding an equestrian club.
In Belarus, 23 volunteers lovingly served their communities by clearing garbage from forest areas, dismantling an old shed, and collecting medicinal herbs and berries.
In Kazakhstan, five volunteers from the Almaty Center collected eight bags of trash from the Pervomaisky Ponds. SSSIO volunteers from the city of Nursultan organized a fun-filled day of interaction with 12 local, impoverished children. Three SSE teachers taught the children about the importance of nature. The children enjoyed the crafts and stories, and everyone was happy at the end of the day.