VIP in the Media

V.I.P. has been featured in several news stories, interviews, and on the websites of other organizations:

VIP’s Facebook videos: media

https://www.facebook.com/ValleyImprovementProjects/videos

VIP’s YouTube videos:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF8XAnshN86n7I2-S8TxVkA

VIP  featured by our fiscal sponsor, Social & Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE):

http://saveourplanet.org/projects/valley-improvement-projects/

VIP is quoted in a National Resources Defense Council article on Pesticide Notifications, May 2021:

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/miriam-rotkin-ellman/no-more-secrets-ca-needs-community-pesticide-notification

VIP is interviewed about trash incinerators, plastic waste, and environmental justice on WOOC 105.3fm, February 2021:

257 Groups Call on Congress to Address Environmental Justice in Stimulus

VIP and other local organizations host discussion on civilian review boards, oversight, and a proposed model for Modesto, February 2021:

VIP’s Co-founder and Project Director Bianca Lopez is interviewed on local radio station KCBP 95.5fm show “Women of the Valley,” September 2020:

https://anchor.fm/kcbpwotv/embed/episodes/Women-of-the-Valley-Episode-17-Valley-Improvement-Projects-revisited-ejhamm/a-a36nred

VIP joins other local organizations, such as the Modesto Peace/Life Center and Stanislaus Chapters of Faith in the Valley, NAACP and the ACLU, in calling for civilian oversight of police in Modesto, August 2020:

https://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article244959305.html

VIP featured in the California Environmental Justice Coalition (CEJC) Facebook Live Presentation, July 2020: 

VIP receives a Recycling Award from the City of Modesto (VIP at 10:38), September 2019:

https://agenda.modestogov.com/OnBaseAgendaOnlineCouncil/Meetings/ViewMeeting?id=715&doctype=2

VIP’s anti-trash incineration work mentioned in PBS News Hour article, June 2019:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/is-burning-trash-a-good-way-to-dispose-of-it-waste-incineration-in-charts

VIP is interviewed by Catholic Charities Environmental Justice Program about our #BringBacktheBlueBin Campaign, May 2019:

VIP participates in a round-table discussion on climate change and sustainable agricultural practices with presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke at Modesto Junior College, April 2019:

https://www.modbee.com/latest-news/article229765259.html

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VIP’s Co-founder and Project Director Bianca Lopez is interviewed on local radio station KCBP 95.5fm show “Women of the Valley,” March 2019:

https://anchor.fm/kcbpwotv/embed/episodes/Women-of-the-Valley-Episode-2-Valley-Improvement-Projects-ebmdql/a-a1nqh03

VIP presents at a “Know Your Rights” workshop organized by MEChA de Modesto Junior College, February 2019:

VIP interviewed by Catholic Charities Environmental Justice Program, December 2018:

VIP quoted in California Health Report article on carpet incineration, December 2018:

http://www.calhealthreport.org/2018/12/13/carpets-cited-health-hazard-especially-children-poor-communities/

Modesto Peace/Life Center Publication “Stanislaus Connections” Article on VIP’s Award Dinner, March 2018:

http://stanislausconnections.org/connections%20April18.pdf

VIP Helps with “Toys for Tots” in Riverbank, December 2017:

http://www.theriverbanknews.com/m/section/22/article/5971/

VIP Advocates for Carpet Recycling (Not Incineration) in Stanislaus County, October 2017:

http://www.floorcoveringweekly.com/main/topnews/new-bill-aims-to-reduce-carpet-waste-20564.aspx

VIP and CEJC Members Speak to CalEPA about Civil Rights & Cumulative Impacts (VIP at 58:05), August 2017:

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FGreenaction4EJ%2Fvideos%2F1525838854135639%2F&show_text=0&width=560

VIP and GAIA’s Op-Ed on Carpet Recycling in Stanislaus, July 2017:

http://www.modbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article159928099.html

VIP Marches with CEJC and Allies at US-EPA in San Francisco, April 2017:

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FCEJCoalition%2Fvideos%2F696994793758944%2F&show_text=0&width=560

VIP Presents at the People’s Forum on Police Brutality at the Modesto Church of the Brethren, September 2016:

https://www.modcob.org/2016/09/03/peoples-forum/

VIP Protests Lenient Sentence for Criminal Stanislaus Sheriff, June 2016:

http://www.modbee.com/news/local/crime/article86524727.html

Video: http://www.modbee.com/news/local/article86549762.html/video-embed

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VIP’s co-founder Emiliano Mataka is remembered and honored on Making Contact’s “Fallen Heroes” radio show, December 2015:

Fallen Heroes 2015

VIP Presents on Waste Diversion at Stanislaus Board of Supervisors (VIP at 20:22), October 2015:

http://www.stancounty.com/bos/video/10-20-2015.shtm

VIP Presents on Waste Diversion at Modesto City Council (VIP at 12:50), October 2015:

https://agenda.modestogov.com/OnBaseAgendaOnlineCouncil/Meetings/ViewMeeting?id=566&doctype=2

VIP Advocates for Recycling in Modesto on KCRA-3 News, October 2015:

http://www.kcra.com/article/group-fights-for-curbside-recycling-in-modesto/6237597

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Center on Climate Change and Health’s Story on VIP, June 2015:

http://climatehealthconnect.org/stories/valley-improvement-projects-working-with-the-community-to-improve-the-community/

Modesto Peace/Life Center Publication “Stanislaus Connections” Article on VIP, April 2015:

http://stanislausconnections.org/connections%20april-may15.pdf

Community Food & Justice Coalition Story on VIP, March 2015:

http://comfoodjustice.org/2015/03/16/valley-improvement-projects/

VIP Participates in March for Real Climate Justice in Oakland, February 2015:

Modesto Bee’s Q&A with VIP, June 2014:

http://www.modbee.com/news/local/article3167135.html

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VIP is a Member of the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition (CVAQ), February 2014:

VIP Members Volunteer at the Modesto Syringe Exchange, January 2014:

Revolutionary Hip-Hop Report Story on VIP, September 2013:

https://rhhr.org/2013/09/17/valley-improvement-projects-v-i-p-opens-community-center-for-social-environmental-justice-in-modesto/

VIP speaks about CalEnviroScreen at Stanislaus Board of Supervisors (VIP at 18:50), June 2013:

http://www.stancounty.com/bos/video/06-18-2013.shtm

VIP Marches with Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, May 2013:

VIP Speaks at Earth Day Action in San Francisco, April 2013:

VIP Members Participated in the Modesto Solidarity Network for Tenant’s Rights, June 2011:

VIP Members Protested the Covanta Trash Incinerator at Modesto Earth Day, April 2009:

VIP Members Participated in Modesto CopWatch, March 2008:

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