Measures to prevent sound pollution?

Some towns and cities actually have laws and limists as to the noise pollution that its citizens can make. If you individually wanted to reduce noise pollution you could try some eay things like... *Rake leaves by hand, don't use a noisy leaf blower. *Trim bushes or shrubs by hand, don't use a noisy bush trimmer. *Sound proof rooms that might have music conducted in them, like a room with a piano or if someone in the hosue plays drums or guitar or whatever. This can be done simply with curtains, window inserts, carpeting, and closing windows and doors. *Don't blast music on the radio or computer or speakers. Be considerate of your own ears and those of other around you. *Don't slam doors / car doors, close them eaily and with only as much force as needed. (People don't usually think of this, but imagine - how loud is it when you slam your car door? Pretty tolerable. But imagine thousands of people doing so. Now that can start to get loud. *Turn off the TV or radio when you aren't actually fully listening to it. *Train your dog not to bark so much. *Don't yell. Have civil conversations. Call someone or go find them instead of yelling across the street for them, for example. *Plant trees and bushes around you house. They help keep the air clean, absorb sound, give privacy, and add nice design and looks to a house. *Do noisy things (dishes, hammering, ect.) over or on a rubber mat to reduce noise. *Put carpets, rugs, mats, throw rugs, ect. in your house / mats outside. *Put fabric window coverings instead of plastic or wooden shades / blinds. *Don't rev up a motorcycle or car unless it is actually needed for the drive. *Don't beep your carn horn "just because", make sure it is a legitamate reason.