What is Stop Smart Meters!?

Growing out of the grassroots group Scotts Valley Neighbors Against Smart Meters, which was started in June 2010, Stop Smart Meters! has now evolved into an advocacy, media outreach, and direct action organization providing activism consultation and advice to dozens of local groups sprouting up who are fighting the wireless ‘smart’ meter assault.

The smart meter debacle is a huge threat to our health, safety, privacy, and wallet.   But it is also an opportunity and a teachable moment about the dangers of wireless technology, corporate control, and false solutions to a looming climate catastrophe.   With your help, we can work toward a truly sustainable, equitable and democratic energy system, and new wireless standards that will put human and environmental health before profit.  The ‘smart’ meter fight has brought about new, unlikely political alliances.   We plan on strengthening these new ties for the battles to come.

To join Stop Smart Meters! and receive our monthly e-mail bulletin, please e-mail info[at]stopsmartmeters[dot]org

Volunteer and media inquiries, please e-mail info[at]stopsmartmeters[dot]org

Donations are gratefully received and will contribute to our work toward EMF and climate justice.

About the Director

Joshua Hart is Director of Stop Smart Meters! He has worked in the utility industry, as a transportation planner, environmental advocate, and freelance journalist. He obtained his MSc in Transport Planning in the UK at UWE Bristol in 2008, and completed research entitled Driven to Excess, presenting the social and quality of life impacts of car traffic on local residents.  The research was covered in over 100 international media outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, Tehran Times, and the Daily Mail.

His writing has appeared in Surveyor Magazine, Walk Magazine, Make Magazine, Carbusters and Lonely Planet’s recent anthology Flightless: Incredible Journeys without Leaving the Ground.

8 Responses to About

  1. MD says:

    Ok, so everyone who thinks smart meters are “overcharging” can go ahead and follow the two links below. Maybe now you guys can just focus on the “SO CALLED” health risks. Leave the Wellington guys alone, when you protest they dont get paid for the days they dont work. They have children to feed too. Fight your fight with PG&E instead!!!!



    • Shucks the Explorer says:

      Leave the Wellington guys alone

      No way dude, Wellington reps are doing work for PG&E, so people have every right to tell them to take a hike and stay off of private property.

  2. sally sommer says:

    Thank you for all this essential information. Please put me on your list for notification of site updates. Thank you
    Sally Sommer

    • onthelevelblog says:

      Hi Sally- Thanks for your note- you can subscribe and be notified of new posts at the bottom of the right column on this website. Let me know if you have any trouble. I have also added you to our bulletin list which others can do by e-mailing me at joshuanoahhart@gmail.com Thanks for helping to STOP ‘SMART’ METERS!!

  3. JEANNE GOODIN says:

    I am trying to find someone in Huntington Beach that is concerned about the Smart Meter. Please email me at: jgoodin@me.com Thank you.

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  5. Karen Steffa says:

    Butte College wants to build a mock subdivisions for training smart meter installers “in REAL LIFE SCENARIOS.” (caps mine) …..Mercury-Register, Feb. 12 2011

  6. Kevin Trammel says:

    There is already good technology available for transmitting tcp/ip signals over power transmission lines. Why wouldn’t PG&E use that technology instead of the far more heavy-handed and energy intensive Microwave broadcast spectrum? If privacy issues could be addressed, this would be a better approach. Why are the meters inaccurate, also? This is bewildering. Electricity is an essential and should not be used as leverage to force people to comply with the intemperate will of a private entity. Thank you for your work on behalf of all citizens.

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