Bianca Lopez

Bianca is a 1st generation migrant from Guadalajara Jalisco, raised in Los Angeles. Bianca is now a mother of two small children and co-founder of Valley Improvement Projects (VIP) based in Stanislaus County, in California’s northern central valley.

VIP was formed in 2012 by a group of activists and community organizers from the Northern San Joaquin Valley with the mission of improving the quality of life of underrepresented and marginalized residents of California’s Central Valley by promoting social and environmental justice issues through youth outreach, education, technology, and art. VIP is active in air quality, pesticide reform, climate justice, clean vehicle empowerment, and Zero Waste.

In 2023, VIP collaborated with community members to develop the Stanislaus County Zero Waste Plan. The plan identifies the policies, programs and infrastructure to reduce waste and increase reuse, recycling and composting – creating new jobs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and marking the path from incineration to Zero Waste.

Bianca is a grassroots, frontline community member leading the way for sustainable practices and just transitions in Stanislaus County.

Valley Improvement Projects
Co-Founder/Project Director