Quiet Communities presents the
“Quest for Quiet” Lunchtime Conference Series

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Environmental noise threatens the health of millions of Americans, especially those in low income and minority communities. Harmful noise emanates from sources including air, road, and rail transportation, construction, land care, industry and even recreation and entertainment venues. Often it is associated with harmful pollution.

The lack of effective federal and state programs to help abate noise makes it critical for communities to work together to share ideas, resources, and success stories and encourage our governments to re-establish noise abatement and control programs.

In this conference you will learn as well as help build a community network that can work together to reduce noise in our communities. Brief speaker presentations will be followed by an interactive discussion.

Speakers include:

  • Congresswoman Grace Meng
  • Jamie Banks, PhD, MSc
  • Arline Bronzaft, PhD
  • Joan A Casey, PhD
  • Chuck Elkins, JD
  • Trish Glass
  • Joel A Mintz, JD, LLM, JSD
  • Richard Reibstein, JD
  • Sidney Shapiro, JD

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Working Together to Reduce
Noise and Pollution in America’s Communities

March 15, 2022
12 Noon – 2:00 PM Eastern via Zoom

Part 1 – Setting the Stage

  • Introduction, Arline Bronzaft, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, City University of New York
  • Noise as a Public Health Hazard, Jamie Banks, Ph.D., M.Sc., President, Quiet Communities Inc.
  • Noise: An Environmental Justice Issue, Joan Casey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
  • The Federal Noise Control Program: Where We Are Today, Sidney Shapiro, J.D., Professor, Wake Forest University Law School
  • Working Together to Reduce Noise, Chuck Elkins, J.D., Former Director, Noise Control Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Finding Solutions, Arline Bronzaft, Ph.D.

Part 2 – Strategy and Actions: An Interactive Discussion

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Who Should Attend

  • Concerned Citizens
  • Government Leaders
  • NGOs
  • Health/Environmental Professionals

Supported By

U Wash Law Clinic
Hearing Health Foundation
Quiet Communities Inc
Hearing Health Foundation