Valley Improvement Projects

Working with the Commumity to Improve the Community

Join us TOMORROW: The Need for a People’s Earth Day in Modesto

Tomorrow, Saturday April 19th, Valley Improvement will be holding the monthly “Free Market and Bike Workshop” at Enslen Park (behind the city’s corporate Earth Day in Graceda Park). Join us from … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Fair Share for Clean Air

In 2013 the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQ) organized a Valley-wide campaign where 6 CVAQ member organizations educated their local decision makers on, the importance of identifying environmental justice (EJ) … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

VIP to Host Meetings with California Cleaner Freight Coalition and Air Resources Board

The Valley Improvement Projects Community Center will be hosting a pair of meetings/workshops along with the California Cleaner Freight Coalition (CCFC), a statewide collective of non-profits and community based organizations seeking … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

CCEJN Unity Council Member: Guadalupe Leal Alvarez, May She Rest In Peace

Originally posted on CCEJN:
Guadalupe Leal Alvarez December 19, 1923–March 27, 2014 Guadalupe “Lupe” Alvarez, 90 of Turlock passed away at Central Valley Specialty Hospital in Modesto.  Lupe was born in…

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

VIP’s 5 Point Platform

1 – Environmental Justice and Public Health: VIP works to promote the good health of people and the planet by emphasizing natural and sustainable agriculture and environmental practices. – Participates … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

VIP Attends Largest Anti-Fracking Protest in CA History

On Saturday March 15th about 4,000 people, including volunteers from Valley Improvement Projects, rallied and marched at the California State Capitol in Sacramento to call for a ban on hydraulic-fracturing, or … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Don’t Frack California

Originally posted on CCEJN:
Thousands are descending on Sacramento — March 15 — Join Californians Against Fracking for this rally. Click on the picture to sign up for transportation.

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Report Sets a Course for Cleaner Freight Transportation in California

Electrification is a key strategy for reducing air pollution that harms health and contributes to climate change. A report released yesterday outlines solutions for overhauling the state’s freight system to protect … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Video: Support the Modesto Syringe Exchange

Originally posted on The Revolutionary Hip-Hop Report:
The Modesto Syringe Exchange was set up to help stop the spread of communicable diseases associated with intravenous drug use such as HIV and Hepatitis…

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Regional Water Board Votes to Expand KHF

Originally posted on CCEJN:
January 17, 2014 Last night the Regional Water Board voted to approve the staff recommendation to the permit expansion for Section B-18 of the Kettleman Hills…

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment
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