Valley Improvement Projects

Advocating for Social and Environmental Justice in Stanislaus County and the Central Valley

VIP Presents the Stanislaus County Social & Environmental Justice Forum – June 22nd!

Valley Improvement Projects is proud to present the 1st Annual Stanislaus County Social and Environmental Justice Forum Schedule 9-9:30am – Check-in, light breakfast provided 9:30-10am – Welcome and Ice-Breaker 10-10:45am … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

VIP Hosts Awards Dinner, Attends Earth Day Events, and Meets Presidential Candidate

VIP had a very busy Spring! 2nd Annual Community Empowerment Dinner On April 6th we held our 2nd Annual Emiliano Mataka Community Empowerment Awards Dinner. The event is named for, … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

CEJC Meets with California’s New Secretary of Environmental Protection — California Environmental Justice Coalition

Valley Improvement Projects, founding members of the California Environmental Justice Coalition (CEJC), represented for Stanislaus County and the San Joaquin Valley at this meeting with the newly appointed head of … Continue reading

June 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

CEJC Members Gather and Show Solidarity in 2018 — California Environmental Justice Coalition

Although CEJC did not have an official CEJC Conference this year, many members gathered and showed solidarity with each other at various events throughout the state in 2018. On September … Continue reading

February 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

VIP Takes State Environmental Officials on a Tour of West Stanislaus

On September 5th 2018 members of Valley Improvement Projects, Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQ), and Catholic Charities of Stockton hosted officials from the California Environmental Protection Agency and the … Continue reading

October 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

VIP Launches #BringBacktheBlueBin Campaign

Valley Improvement Projects has officially launched our #BringBacktheBlueBin campaign! Modesto had one of the first curbside recycling programs in the country in the early 1970s. Today Modesto sends its “waste” … Continue reading

May 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

VIP Honors Co-Founder and Local Organizers at First Annual Community Empowerment Dinner

On Friday, March 23rd 2018 Valley Improvement Projects (VIP), a grassroots organization that builds community on social and environmental issues based in Modesto, hosted the first annual Community Empowerment Dinner … Continue reading

March 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

CCEJN’s “Roots of Resistance” Conference a Success

THANK YOU! As Co-chair of the Unity Council, I Rosenda Mataka would like to thank everyone who attended or contributed to the Roots Of Resistance bi-annual conference. The amount of … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Releases New Video and Fact-sheet That Busts the Myths of ‘Waste-to-Energy’

Valley Improvement Projects ally, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), has released a new video and fact-sheet that busts the myths of ‘Waste-to-Energy’ a.k.a Trash Incineration. Stanislaus County is home … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stanislaus County Needs Carpet Recycling, NOT Incineration!

Valley Improvement Projects is currently working to ensure that old and used carpet in Stanislaus County is recycled instead of being dumped in our local landfill or burned at the … Continue reading

August 29, 2017 · 1 Comment
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