Valley Improvement Projects

Working with the Community to Improve the Community

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 · Leave a comment

Environmental Justice Leaders Across California Head to Sacramento To Tell Policy Makers ‘Stop Protecting Polluters’ — California Environmental Justice Coalition

For more information: California Environmental Justice Coalition (CEJC) email Tom Helme, CEJC Coordinator, Valley Improvement Projects, (209) 589-9277 For immediate release, August 19, 2016 ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE LEADERS ACROSS CALIFORNIA HEAD … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

VIP Featured in Community Food & Justice Coalition March Newsletter

V.I.P. was recently featured in the March edition of the Community Food & Justice Coalition’s newsletter as part of their “Climate Change Stories” series profiling Environmental Justice groups throughout California. Check … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

CEJC Releases Recommendations to DTSC as They Side with Polluters and Weigh Modesto Barium Removal

Two weeks after CEJC submitted detailed recommendations on how to reform and improve the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) the agency denied an appeal filed by CEJC members El Pueblo Para el Aire y … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

California Environmental Justice Coalition (CEJC) to Hold Statewide Founding Conference in Kettleman City

Almost 40 urban, rural and indigenous grassroots groups have United in Solidarity for Environmental Justice! The California Environmental Justice Coalition (CEJC) is a newly formed network of organizations with the common mission of taking action … Continue reading

October 16, 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

Donate and Help V.I.P. Grow in 2014!

As the Valley Improvement Projects Community Center for Social and Environmental Justice goes into its sixth month we look back on 2013 as the year that an idea became a … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

SB4 Regulation Hearing in Bakersfield

Originally posted on CCEJN:
    January 9, 2014 Dozens of community residents joined the fight against fracking last night in Bakersfield.  This mobilization occurred as a response to a…

January 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

On The Toxic Trail Demonstration at Cal/EPA

Originally posted on CCEJN:
100 community members and environmental justice activists from across the state united and protested in front of the Department of Toxic Substances Control/Cal EPA yesterday to…

October 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Valley Improvement Projects (V.I.P.) Opens Community Center for Social & Environmental Justice in Modesto

Originally posted on The Revolutionary Hip-Hop Report:
With the start of 2013 a group of Modesto community organizers (including a few RHHReporters) came together under the name Valley Improvement Projects, or…

October 5, 2013 · 1 Comment
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