Did you know VIP members and the local community have been fighting waste incineration for decades? Here are some pictures of a rally that took place back in 2006 in the town of Crows Landing, where the incinerator is located. Continue reading Let’s Talk Trash!
VIP and other orgs across the central valley are joining forces to make electric vehicles accessible to low income families and individuals.We are the Electric Vehicle Empowerment Collaborative- check out our site for more info about the various orgs involved-http://cencalasthma.org/cvec/ Let me tell you why we consider it an equity issue- For many years electric vehicles were … Continue reading Let us Plug you in- Now is the time!
The last few days have been heartbreaking for those of us at Valley Improvement Projects. In late 2008, years before starting VIP, our co-founders also started “Modesto CopWatch,” a group with the goal of ending police harassment and abuse of our local community members, especially young men of color who we had witnessed be routinely … Continue reading VIP’s Statement on George Floyd and Police Brutality
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 – Panel 1: Environmental Justice in Air, Water, and Land Use Summary: Substantial portions of Stanislaus County are in the highest percentile for drinking water, … Continue reading VIP Presents the Stanislaus County Social & Environmental Justice Forum – June 22nd!
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 CalEPA, Jared Blumenfeld. On March 18th about a dozen members of CEJC met with the newly appointed Secretary for Environmental Protection, Jared Blumenfeld, and other … Continue reading CEJC Meets with California’s New Secretary of Environmental Protection — 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 8th CEJC members including Greenaction, Comite Civico del Valle, El Pueblo de Kettleman City, Valley Improvement Projects, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers & Fathers Committee, Central […] … Continue reading CEJC Members Gather and Show Solidarity in 2018 — California Environmental Justice Coalition