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 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” to the local incinerator to burn and does not sort all of the recyclable material out. The local incinerator, Covanta, makes profits off of burningContinue reading “VIP Launches #BringBacktheBlueBin Campaign”

VIP Seeks to Improve Modesto’s Earth Day Festival

Valley Improvement Projects is grateful that Modesto has an annual Earth Day event and pleased by some of the groups, vendors, and activities offered. Unfortunately, we feel there is a trend of polluting and environmental unfriendly companies and agencies trying to “green-wash” their image through public relations and publicity stunts while simultaneously opposing emerging renewableContinue reading “VIP Seeks to Improve Modesto’s Earth Day Festival”

Covanta Pollutes the Central Valley’s Air, Then Sponsors Modesto’s Earth Day

The Covanta Waste-to-Energy Garbage Incinerator in Crows Landing Pollutes Our Air! The incinerator emits dangerous toxic chemicals & toxic metals into the air, including dioxin. Dioxin is one of the most toxic chemicals know to science. According to the U.S. EPA, incineration of municipal solid waste & medical waste are major sources of dioxin.The incineratorContinue reading “Covanta Pollutes the Central Valley’s Air, Then Sponsors Modesto’s Earth Day”