Neighborhood Planning Unit P (NPU-P) is in the southwest corner of the city of Atlanta, bordered by three major thoroughfares (I-285, Cascade Rd, and Campcreek Parkway) and the city limits, with Campbellton Rd cutting through the middle. Residents of NPU-P are concerned about a variety of issues in their environment such as such as litter, pollution, excessive dumping, and overgrown vegetation. In particular, these state and federal thoroughfares attract large trucks that emit both air and noise pollution.
Residents seeking to address these environmental issues came together virtually with Emory HERCULES in November and December 2020 to share their environmental health concerns, learn about the exposome, and identify an environmental health priority. As a result, a group of residents committed to working together to address the sanitation and appearance of their community’s environment.
Residents who came together in Phase 1 were awarded $1000 in January 2021 to develop an Action Plan to address the community need identified during the Roadshow:
Community Environment: Sanitation and Appearance