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by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies

To celebrate the 27th annual International Noise Awareness Day on April 27th from Noon to 1:30 pm (Pacific Time), the Right to Quiet Society for Soundscape Awareness and Protection invites everyone to a virtual forum that will look at the benefits of protecting the quiet spaces in our environment from the harmful effects of noise pollution. The Right to Quiet operates out of Vancouver, Canada.

I am a Right to Quiet Board member, and I will introduce the forum by discussing the origin of International Noise Awareness Day established by the Center for Hearing and Communication and its impact over the past twenty-six years. Speakers will include Ulf Bohman from Sweden, Francesco Aletta from UK/Italy, and David Sadoway from British Columbia, all speaking on how the quiet spaces in our environment, including urban areas, can facilitate our health and well-being.

Click here is the information needed to attend the Right to Quiet INAD forum.