On Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 7:30 to 9:30pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, the Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc. held a meeting to discuss the meaning of “sustainability” in Southeast Queens.  We addressed the possible impacts of JFK Airport on sustainability, specifically the possible detrimental impacts on our health and our environment. We discussed the latest research on air and noise pollution on our health, and evaluated whether these effects were prevalent in our community. Updates were given regarding the airport community roundtable, as well as current litigation. It was stressed that community involvement is needed to further awareness of issues. New volunteers were registered to join the Environment and Health Working Group, as well as the Idlewild Park Preservation Committee. If you are interested in joining one of our volunteer groups, for more information please email: or

Click on the links for the presentations on air and noise pollution and our health. 

Also see table on: Noise and Air Pollution Associations in SE Queens

Disclaimer:  None of the in the  findings presented are conclusive and the Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc. does not warrant that the information, documents and materials contained in its presentations/publications to be complete and correct and shall not be liable whatsoever for any damages incurred as a result of its use.