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Welcome to the spotlight page where we will highlight partners and activities related to the project.


By Yao A. Foli The community’s point of view of understanding and defining noise pollution could be a pathway to a cultural and social noise pollution policy making.  My name is Yao Foli, I am from Ghana. I am a community researcher and advisor with a national group of researchers representing underserved communities throughout the […]

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CBPR and the Value of Community-led science projects

It is critically important for minoritized communities co-lead science projects. Communities are strong! Communities are made of people who care about the wellbeing of their community and who know what’s best for them. Communities historically excluded from the sciences are more than capable of engaging in science, if institutions create a more equitable and inclusive […]

CLUES at the Science Museum!

CLUES has been hard at work bringing awareness of noise pollution into their community! Tanya and the Community Science Collaborators at this organization created activities for the Science Museum’s Youth Science Day. Using interactive activities the CLUES team was able to educate and engage the youth in their community about the effects of noise on […]

Jungles : A Little Girl’s Love for Both of Her Habitats

By Jaliliah Williams There’s a lot to be said about the beauty of the forest. The way everything seems to fit in place and flow within everything else. Nature is serene and peacefully quiet. It was effortlessly graceful, effortlessly beautiful. It seems as though every love song and poem revolves around the juxtaposition of beauty […]


Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun’s Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture

By Owen Sullivan The NOISE Project explores culture through a scientific lens. This term, culture, is most often used when describing ethnic and religious customs that shape the decisions and lifestyles of individuals. Yet a different sort of culture–organizational culture–is another powerful force that shapes behaviors and decisions in the workplace. Kenneth Jones and Tema […]

Our NOISE PhotoVoice Project

The NOISE team is happy to be starting a new participatory research project using PhotoVoice! The Community Science Collaborators on our team will be bringing this fun and creative research technique into their communities.  What is PhotoVoice PhotoVoice is a community-based participatory research method that allows participants to share their own perspectives and ideas through […]

Our video featured on the STEM for All Video Showcase

What happens when STEM research and programming is led directly and equitably by community leaders? The NOISE Pollution Project! Please check out, share, and VOTE for our video where a team of Community Researchers representing communities historically excluded from the sciences, in collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, share a different perspective and approach for doing science “with” communities instead of “on” communities.  […]

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Plant Music Concert Series: Dragon Fruit Cacti

WBC and Makeda Cheatom present Dragon Fruit Cacti music Sit, take a breath and relax. For 2 years WorldBeat Center has been researching the healing effects of sound particularly through plant music. Our research is part of the NOISE Project, a national community science project on the effects of noise pollution funded by the National […]

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Plant Music Concert Series: Moringa Tree

Over time we’ve lost our connection to the outdoors. One of the reasons is our advancement in technology and living in a more industrial world. Urban environments are full of noises that are constant, annoying and many times affect our hearing and health. Noise pollution is something we hardly hear or think about and it’s […]

Thank You St. Paul Community Science Collaborators!

By Adam Spaulding-Astudillo What are the best ways for community leaders to educate the public about noise pollution? For answers to this question, ask Alexia, Cecilia, and Maria from Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)! During our recent in-person meeting, they shared a set of activities that they have been using with their community over […]


The Noise Project: Solving Noise Pollution, One Decibel At a Time

What do city buses and your air conditioner have in common?  Noise pollution! It can take on many forms and affect our health in just as many different ways. Even the sounds you’ve become numb to, like the loud hum of your air conditioner, can cause problems over the long-term! Learning difficulties, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular […]

Why does my community need the NOISE Pollution Project?

By Yao A. Foli The definition, story, memory, and understanding of noise by the community could be the guideline to community engagement, education, and awareness about noise pollution. The experience and the memories of the stories at noise-exposed workplaces by community members provide detail about the unawareness and the awareness of noise pollution. Many are […]