Beacon Hill Neighbors Create Their Own Air & Noise Community Action Plan

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El Centro de la Raza and the Environmental Protection Agency are working on a two-year problem solving project to educate Beacon Hill residents on the health impacts of air and noise pollution and create the Community Action Plan.
People who live, work, play and volunteer in Beacon Hill have regularly complained about the poor air and noisy environment. This situation is cased by airplanes and mobile sources of pollution from I-90 to the north, I-5 to the west, Rainier and Dr. Martin Luther King Way Jr. to the east of Beacon Hill and airplanes constantly flying overhead. Read more about how the health of Beacon Hill residents will be impacted here or read about the next Community Action meeting you can get involved with here.
The air and noise pollution impacts people’s health and our climate. Airplanes and vehicles release carbon emissions that trap heat, causing climate change.
Last year, 197 nations pledged under the Paris Accord to reduce their nation’s gas emissions. The world’s nations were already struggling to reduce emissions enough to prevent the global average from rising more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, a threshold that is unacceptably risky. Recently, President Trump withdrew the United States from participating, a misinformed and horribly regressive move. The United States is the world’s second-largest carbon polluter, and with less restrictions on emissions, this decision will drastically affect our entire world. This is our only planet, and we must work together to drastically reduce the harm we are doing to the environment! We are doing our part here in Beacon Hill: let’s do our part nationally and get back in the Paris Accord.