VIP Celebrates #EarthDay50

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day! This now internationally recognized day has its roots right here in California and was started after an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara. Valley Improvement Projects and its members have long seen Earth Day as a great opportunity to raise awareness about theContinue reading “VIP Celebrates #EarthDay50”

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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 where they presented the “Emiliano Amor Mataka Award,” named in honor of a VIP co-founder who lost his life in a car accident in 2015.Continue reading “VIP Honors Co-Founder and Local Organizers at First Annual Community Empowerment Dinner”

VIP Featured in ‘Stanislaus Connections’

Valley Improvement Projects was recently featured in Stanislaus Connections, the semi-monthly publication of the Modesto Peace/Life Center. Check out http://peacelifecenter.org/ for more information about the Peace/Life Center in downtown Modesto. You can read all the back issues of Stanislaus Connections at http://stanislausconnections.org/ Read the latest edition featuring VIP and information on the Peace/Life Center’s Homeless ID ProjectContinue reading “VIP Featured in ‘Stanislaus Connections’”

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 hearing scheduled by the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to receive public comments on the proposed well stimulation treatment regulations as mandated…