Whosoever worships the Supreme Lord should also worship Nature (Prakriti). He should love and adore Nature because Nature is not different from the Supreme Self. Nature is the effect and God is the Cause.

Sathya Sai Baba

"Serve The Planet" (STP) is a young adults led initiative that was launched in October 2013, as a global public outreach service project of the Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO). Since then, it has evolved and now seeks to engage members of the organisation and the community in practising Sathya Sai Baba’s message on Ceiling on Desires and caring for our environment.

Your life is a long journey. You should have less luggage (desires) in this long journey of life. Therefore, it is said, ‘Less luggage, more comfort, makes travel a pleasure.’ So, ceiling on desires is what you have to adopt today. You have to cut short your desires day by day. You are under the mistaken notion that happiness lies in the fulfillment of desires. But, in fact, happiness begins to dawn when desires are totally eradicated.”

Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. 32, Ch 6, March 14, 1999

Serve the Planet will focus on reducing our desires and our consumption as the key means to protect our environment, and to live a happier life.

The theme for STP for 2017 and 2018 is ‘Protect the Planet’

Using Sathya Sai Baba’s framework “to be, do, then tell”, Serve the Planet will enable us to better understand Sathya Sai Baba’s message on the environment, practice it in our daily lives, and to share this with our communities. Over the course of the year a number of resources will be shared and programmes will take place to enable this including sharing of study circles, practical tips and toolkits, service project ideas, an essay and poster competition and more.


Sai Spiritual Education Initiative: Heal the Environment, Love the Planet


Resources for Observing Earth Day, April 22nd

How to Reduce Plastic

Study Circle Guide

Service Ideas Guide

Centre Ideas Guide

Plastic Reduction Tips

How to Conserve Water

Water Study Circle Guide

Water Conservation and Protection Tips

Water Service and Community Outreach Guide

Water Conservation Tips

How to Prevent Food Waste

Service and Community Outreach Programme

Study Circle Guide - Food for Thought

Study Circle Guide - Food is God

Study Circle Guide - Eating to Protect the Planet

Suggestions for Sustainable Food at Centres

2018 Modules on Energy

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Watch this space for more information and updates!

Protect the Planet Introductory Video