Quiet Communities, Inc.

PO Box 533

Lincoln, MA 01773


Quiet Communities, Inc.  

Working Together For a Quieter World


Quiet Communities, Inc. (QCI) is dedicated to helping communities reduce health and environmental harm from noise and pollution. It operates through four programs: Quiet Outdoors, Quiet Coalition, Quiet Healthcare, and Quiet Conversation. Each strives to generate long-lasting structural and behavioral changes that result in quieter, more sustainable, and more livable communities.

At the core of QCI’s work is a proven model of behavior change built on constructive collaboration. QCI is led by science, health, and legal professionals concerned about the impacts of noise and pollution on health, environment, learning, productivity, and quality of life.


We believe an objective, evidence-based approach to the growing public health problem of noise and pollution — combined with educational outreach and organized action — is the best path to meaningful and permanent change.


Leaf Blowers, Pollution, and COVID-19

Our memorandum, COVID-19 and Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers: A Lethal Combination, v 1.2, discusses three specific problems that gas leaf blowers (GLBs) present during the COVID-19 crisis.

Noise in Hospitals?

For those of us who’ve been working for decades on the tough problem of noise in hospitals—specifically the effects of that noise on patients, physicians, families, and staff—news that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported the work of popular podcast  99% Invisible’s inquiry into this problem begets mixed emotions.

San Jose Tackled Two Noise Problems in One Meeting

In San Jose, California, the City Council recently considered two separate community noise issues in the same meeting: leaf blowers and train noise.

A Call For Papers: Sound and The Healthy City

The United Nations estimates that 55 percent of the world’s population now lives in cities.

Would you like to receive updates?


Quiet Communities, Inc.

PO Box 533

Lincoln, MA 01773

  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

Quiet Communities, Inc. (QCI)

© 2020 Quiet Communities, Inc- All Rights