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Occupy Earth Day: Protest Ecology Action's Support of the "Smart" Grid

Saturday, April 21, 2012
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Event Type:
Josh Hart
Location Details:
San Lorenzo Park at Water St., Santa Cruz

This Saturday, Ecology Action is holding an Earth Day celebration at San Lorenzo Park from 11am to 5pm, celebrating the Earth and environmental protection. Unfortunately, top staff at Ecology Action are publicly promoting projects that seriously undermine ecological and human health, such as PG&E's smart meter program.

At the height of the smart meter controversy last year, when PG&E was preparing to come into the County to install (illegally), Ecology Action staff member Mahlon Aldridge appeared twice on a PG&E flyer declaring that "smart meters are essential to a sustainable energy future." This is in spite of the fact that there still is no independent study showing environmental benefits from the smart grid, and substantial evidence showing harm. But that doesn't seem to matter to Ecology Action, which collects millions of dollars from PG&E every year, and also pays Mahlon's six figure salary.

See flyer and watch our interview with Mahlon at Ecology Action HQ here:

Our press release here:

More detailed analysis of the problems with mainstream environmental organizations ignoring smart grid damage can be found here:

Saturday is also Electromagnetic Radiation Action Day -see: so we're going to protest and "out" Ecology Action's support of the smart grid, and question why environmentalists are in denial about the health effects of wireless radiation.

Meet at the "Green Evolution" table on Saturday at 11:45am If you can't find us, look around for the signs. We'll have flyers for you to pass out. Please bring handmade signs- here are some ideas to get you started:

Sign ideas:

Smart Grid = Human Health and Environmental Catastrophe

Mahlon Aldridge (#3 at Ecology Action) is a Corporate Shill

Wireless Proliferation = Silent Spring

Ecology Action, PG&E Puppet

Smart Meters Hurt the Environment and Your Health

"Wireless = Class 2B Carcinogen"- World Health Org.

Wireless smart meters, wi-fi, cell phones damage DNA

We'll see you at 11:45am on Saturday- Thanks for standing against false climate solutions and corporate greenwash!

See you Saturday! Please spread the word to you environmentalist friends! Contact info [at] for more information
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