Donate & Volunteer


Donate & Volunteering

If you found the information on our site or in our newsletter helpful, we would greatly appreciate your contribution. The information is free but it costs us money to keep our site and organization up and running. All money goes to support our continued work in Michigan and to cover our expenses. We are especially in the process of raising money to mount a legal case against DTE. If you would like to donate, you can donate via Paypal, or you can send us a check directly. It is best to send a check, as Paypal takes out a hefty commission. Send your check to Smart Meter Education Network, 2150 Foss St., Ann Arbor, MI  48103. You can also contact us using our contact page.

It takes a village…  No great thing can be achieved alone and that is certainly the case surrounding smart meters. There's much to do and we need people to chip in. No matter your skills or skill level, we can use your help! Please contact us if you can give us 5 minutes, 5 hours or daily help!  We have volunteer jobs for you whether you prefer to stay behind your computer, or get out and about.  Any and all help is appreciated!


Get Your Bumper Sticker Today!

Spread the word far and wide, wherever you travel!

From our anonymous bumper-sticker donor:
Bumper stickers are here. This is a good opportunity for you to spread the word about smart meters and our website and donate a few dollars to help all of us reach our goals. The stickers have a yellow background with black and red lettering – nice contrast in colors.  After you read the words “Smart Meters are DANGEROUS,” the website is listed to encourage people to learn more. The bumper stickers are the usual-sized bumper sticker, printed on a durable exterior plastic.

Please help, there are plenty of things to get done, and a lot of them require money.  This is a chance for you to get involved, get the word out wherever you go, and help all of us reach our goal of stopping smart meters.  We’re asking $5 to $8 for each sticker.

All proceeds will go to pay for Smart Meter Education Network supplies and projects, such as the lawsuit we will soon be bringing against DTE.


Please send your check, made out to Smart Meter Education Network, to:
Gloria Gorko
22321 Firwood Avenue
Eastpointe, MI  48021

Please allow about 7–10 day for delivery. It takes several days to receive your check, a few days, to process, and then several days for the package to get to you. Thanks!

He will then put the bumper sticker into an envelope and mail it to you. You can also order via Paypal. A check is preferred, because Paypal takes a pretty hefty commission out of donations.

The bumper stickers were donated by an anonymous donor, and every dollar you donate goes to fund our efforts.



Newsletter, Facebook—Stay Up to Date

Stay up to date by subscribing to our newsletter (it comes out every 1 to 4 weeks). We constantly update our website, so check back often. You can find updates and time-sensitive actions to take under our “Alerts and Breaking News” box. We also use Facebook to send out quick news updates. (While we understand the privacy concerns with Facebook, at this point in time it is a useful tool for us, and is a great way to spread the word about smart meters. If you only wish to use Facebook for access to our updates, you can get an account without revealing personal information—it’s all in what you choose to share, and you can give them any name or birthdate you like.)

Our newsletter comes out every 1 to 4 weeks. It will keep you informed and tell you what actions you can take to fight smart meters. Note that most email programs will filter out our newsletter unless you adjust your email settings. Even though you may receive individual emails from us, when we send the newsletter out to a large group, the emails may be placed in a folder other than your inbox. This happened to us! We weren’t even getting our own newsletter.. Please make sure you look for emails from smartmetereducationnetwork@ gmail. com in your Promotions, Spam, Junk, or other folders. Please contact your email provider to learn how to adjust your settings, or search on the internet.


Terms to Know

Advanced meter: smart meter (term used by DTE to hide the fact it is a smart meter).

AMI meter and AMI program: another name for the smart meter and the smart meter program. AMI stands for advanced metering infrastructure.

Blood-brain barrier: EMFs can cause the blood-brain barrier to be breached, allowing toxins to enter the brain. Toxin entry is thought to be partially responsible for Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s.

Dirty electricity: spiky, pulsed electromagnetic field generated by smart meters that rides through building wiring and permeates the building’s rooms. Responsible for many of the health problems seen with smart and digital meters.

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs): consist of an electrical field and a magnetic field. Fields are created by the flow of electrical current through the wire, sunlight, etc.  

Electromagnetic frequency: examples are 60 Hz electrical current of your home, RF of a cell phone. Often used interchangeably with electromagnetic field.

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS): sensitivity to electromagnetic fields. Symptoms are complex and involve all bodily systems

Hydrogen bonds: Electrostatic bonds that help hold the DNA double helix together. Breakage of hydrogen bonds may cause changes in DNA that can lead to cancer. RF and other EMFs may disrupt the Hydrogen bonds.

Meter upgrade: the installation of an advanced (smart) meter on your home by DTE.

Microwave radiation: the type of radiation emitted by smart meters. Known to cause biological harm.

Non-transmitting meter: another name for the DTE and Consumers opt-out meters.

Opt-out meter: this is a smart meter. The only thing that is different is the radio-transmitter is turned off. It still generates dirty electricity, it still retains the two antennas, and it is only incrementally less harmful to your health. It can still record detailed information about your electrical usage.

Radio-disabled meter: another name for the DTE opt-out meter.

Radio-off meter: another name for the DTE opt-out meter.

Radiofrequency (RF): high-frequency electromagnetic waves in the range of 10 MHz to 300 Ghz. All wireless devices, including smart meters, cell phones, and Wi-Fi emit RF.

Switched mode power supplycontained in all smart meters, it creates dirty electricity.

van der Waals bonds: an extremely weak electromagnetic force that helps hold the DNA double helix together. Breakage of the van der Waals bond may cause changes in DNA that can lead to cancer. RF and other EMFs can disrupt the van der Waals bonds.