Community-Identified Environmental and Health Concerns

By robb, February 2, 2012 9:07 pm

What do you CARE about??  We have looked at all the comments people have made over the summer and fall, and we have identified 24 environmental and health concerns that reflect the diversity of responses we’ve heard:

  • Access to health care, health disparities
  • Air pollution – dust, fumes, smoke
  • Asthma
  • Bugs and pests
  • Community blight – graffiti, litter, rundown buildings
  • Crime and personal security
  • Economic instability, unemployment, poverty
  • Empty storefronts, business vitality
  • Energy consumption, reliance on fossil fuels
  • Environmental sustainability, climate change, overpopulation
  • Food access and security
  • Lack of community
  • Lack of trees, parks, green space
  • Lead in homes and yards
  • Mold
  • Obesity, nutrition, hunger
  • Pollution from vehicles, traffic
  • Radon
  • Second-hand smoke
  • Soil contamination
  • Toxics in the home
  • Trash – hazardous waste, recycling, composting, illegal dumping
  • Unfriendly bike and pedestrian environment
  • Water quality, storm water runoff

Over the next few months, we will be working with community members to prioritize a handful of these issues to work together to address in the coming years.  Stay tuned for more information on upcoming meetings.

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