Inspired by the "green" sustainability theme of the 2012 "Baobab Leaves" Alumni Campaign, alumni volunteers in the CEU Alumni Chapter in Kazakhstan took the initiative to organize a number of truly impacting grassroots projects designed to help their local environment and make a positive contribution to their community.
The second project in this initiative was a fun and refreshing way to get out on the road and greenify the Kazakh highways by planting trees along Turan motorway (проспект Туран) just outside of Astana on April 21, 2012.
In March 2012, current and former recipients of the Alumni Scholarship followed up their Blanket Drive for the Homeless initiative with an equally successful fundraising campaign, aiming to provide hot tea to Budapest's homeless in the cold winter season.
In February 2012, current and former Alumni Scholarship recipients Jagoda Gregulska, Aldina Muslija and Biljana Ilic organized a blanket drive and fundraising initiative to help Budapest's homeless survive the cold winter months. Within a week, the CEU community donated over 60 blankets, sleeping bags and duvets, more than 10 pillows, 18 bedsheets, two bags of winter clothes and counting!