How to minimize your ‘noise footprint’ | Paige Towers

Noise pollution is an environmental and public health crisis. Here are some simple steps to fight back The modern world is too loud. Noise pollution wreaks havoc on the behavioral patterns and stress levels of wildlife. Ecosystems shift in the wake of chronic noise: seed dispersers, pollinators and their predators avoid the clamor, thus changing the landscape of plants and trees. And, as reducing our carbon footprint, the notion of reducing ones noise footprint is rarely discussed. Why? Perhaps noise pollution whose loudest offenders are powerful entities like the shipping, logging and manufacturing industries just feels too pervasive to tackle. But environmentally conscious citizens should work to improve their communities soundscapes and lowering your individual noise output is a great …