Making A Difference—It Takes a Community. If Not You and I, Then Who?

Not-for-profit "No Attitudes Allowed" Volleyball is committed to making a difference in our local and global community. Along with plugging people into various social networks for good generating thousands of volunteer hours, our program fundraises through monthly volleyball tournaments. Some of the non-profits we regularly contribute to: Save Our Shores, Second Harvest Food Bank, Saint Friancis Soup Kitchen, Santa Cruz SPCA, Native Animal Rescue of Santa Cruz, Orangutan Conservancy, Spinal Cord Society and the Farm Sanctuary. $80,000 has been raised! See some of our most faithful and generous contributors. We also lead environmental education, litter cleanups, clothing drives and canned food collections. To get involved in our local community go here.

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This also page lists several opportunities for you to learn about how you too can contribute to a better world. We love suggestions, too!

No Attitudes Volleyball program honored as Second Harvest
"Hunger Fighter of the Year" and Red Cross Community Hero

Click here and here to save animals and the rainforest at no cost to you

View the amazing video The Story of Stuff
The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. They also have a great 5-minute video about water in plastic containers. Everyone should see this.

Improve your vocabulary playing a fun game while helping feed the poor

Help from Home: Over 500 actions you can do to help people, the environment and animals right from your computer

Lots of suggestions for getting involved

Everyone should see this slideshow about the impact of plastic bags in our world

100 Ideas to Save the Planet Click Here

Think Globally, Act Locally. The place to start is our plate. The #1 action we can take to help the planet: An Introduction by John McDougall, M.D. For two extremely powerful videos go to You Tube and search Earthlings and Meet Your Meat

Donations of used men's clothing needed immediately at St Francis Soup Kitchen

Reduce landfills by giving away things you no longer need and searching for something you do need: See list of California cities (including Santa Cruz) with Freecycle

Make a donation for free each time you search the Web Click here

Carbon off-sets are a good way to lessen our impact on the environment and help develop clean and renewable sources of energy. Check out the CarbonFund and Native Energy

Energy Efficient Lighting Click here

Get off telemarketing lists and reduce junk mail Click Here

Reduce global warming--let worms eat your food garbage! Compost the rest. It would be a better world if everyone just cleaned up their own backyard.

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We are accepting (working or not plus accessories) cellphones, iPods, MP3 Players, laptops, digital cameras, all small computer accessories, inkjet printer cartridges, energy bar wrappers (foil inside) and corks to help raise funds for the Orangutan Conservancy, Santa Cruz SPCA and Save Our Shores. Over 3600 cell phones, 50,000 corks, and 40,000 energy bar wrappers have been kept out of the landfill and refurbished or recycled in environmentally-safe ways through our program. They can be given to Phil. Other out-dated or unwanted electronics, including computers and TVs, can be recycled for free at Grey Bears on Chanticleer near the old Skyview Drive-Inn and Flea Market. Read about the increasingly sad plight of the Orangutan (which is Malaysian for "person of the forest").

 

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You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
~John Lennon, 1971