The noisy world we live in today — trains, planes, cars, outdoor power equipment, sirens, horns, loud restaurants, and more — is threatening public health and the environment. It’s akin to “secondhand smoke,” involuntarily exposing people to harm that goes far beyond hearing damage to diseases like cardiovascular disease, psychological disturbances, endocrine disorders, and disruption to cognition and learning.

The communications we receive from different parts of the country indicate the need for governments at all levels to address environmental noise-related problems.

Quiet Empowerment was formed to help citizens engage with leaders in government to develop policies and programs that will bring about a quieter, cleaner world. With the help and guidance of its Legal and Scientific Advisory Councils, QCI is uniquely prepared to help communities do this and to connect with and learn from each other.