Student Organization Fair and Other Opportunities

Hey REthinkers,

The Student Organization Fair will be February 4th from 5:00-8:00pm and the Kohl Center. If you want to help us recruit some great new people to join our club, volunteer for one of the shifts.

The Sustainability Council President and Vice President Elections:

Statements are due tomorrow (Friday, January 30th) so if you’re interested in applying for one of the positions contact Olivia Sanderfoo with your short statement for why you’d be a great green President!

Neil Degrasse Tyson Coming to UW: April 20th

Register for the Earth Day Conference to hear our idol speak!

Have a safe and green weekend.

See you at the Org Fair!

Welcome Back REthinkers!

Second semester is just starting, which means so are we!

Currently we do not have any new volunteer opportunities, but keep checking our blog, Facebook, and Twitter for information on the upcoming Student Org Fair. We need people to help us recruit new REthinkers for second semester.

As always, if you have any ideas for new campaigns, let us know! We’re always looking for fresh ideas to improve campus!

Stay tuned for more information, and have a wonderful second week of classes.

Last Minute Volunteer Opportunities

REthinkers- We’ve got some last minute volunteer opportunities that you can participate in before you head home for the holidays!

Lake Shore Clean Up: Help us clean up the lake shore before it gets buried in the winter snow! Sign up to help us out this Sunday from 10-12!

Two more trash audits are left for this semester. Sign up here.

If you’re interested in getting involved with a grad student’s research involving waste management assessments of college students email Nicola at

Make sure if you wanted to participate in our Just Coffee Fundraiser that you email your orders to by tomorrow!

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay green and stay warm!

Give the Gift of Green Caffeine!

Our Just Coffee Fundraiser is in full-swing! Email the REthink account for us to send you an order form so you can order DELICIOUS Fair Trade Coffee for your friends and family (or yourself… because treat yo’ self). Give the gift that keeps on giving (caffeine=endless hours of productivity, dudes), and pick out some killer beans to roast this holiday season. Fundraiser sheets and checks are due December 3rd.

Energy Hub Conference: Walk-ins are welcome at tomorrow’s Energy Hub Conference “The Taste of Energy” on the second floor of Gordon Commons. Topics explore how energy is related to the make, processing, and transportation of our food. Learn more here.

CALLING ALL PROSPECTIVE INTERNS: Here are some sweet internship opportunities you can apply for…

WE Conserve

Slow Food

FairShare CSA Coalition

And finally, if you haven’t already signed the Traceless Takeout Pledge make sure you do in support of fellow students taking initiative to make our campus more sustainable.

Good luck fighting the cold, and have a wonderful week.

PS: If you haven’t heard the great news. The Keystone XL Pipeline was NOT passed! Rejoice REThinkers, this is monumental for sustainability in America.

Check out our Mugshots!

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for Mugs on the Mall, it was chilly but we still had a bunch of Badgers come get free coffee and take their #mysustainablemugshots

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We have some events coming up for you to check out:

Trash Audits: The Office of Sustainability has upcoming trash audits for you to sign up for here.

Energy Hub Conference “The Taste of Energy”- Friday November 21st 8:30am-4:30pm. If you want to go to the conference and learn how your food and energy are related, sign up here. The event will take place at Gordon Commons and is FREE for students and faculty.

Serving Earth: the Traceless Takeout Project- A fellow student is working with the unions and student housing to implement a reusable to-go-box system for the food they serve! This would eliminate so much waste on our campus. Show the University the there is student support for this initiative by learning more and signing the petition here.

PSA: There’s a new super cool new class you can take if you’re interested in sustainability. Professor Body Rossing is offering 2 credit independent learning opportunities this spring where students will be paired with community organizations pioneering efforts in racial and cultural environmental justice. Check out this flyer-Justice and Sustainability

Also our Just Coffee Fundraiser is officially in full swing! Email the and ask us to send you an order form if you’re interested in participating by selling/purchasing some delicious coffee for your friends and family this holiday season!

Have a green week and stay warm!

Mugs on the Mall… And Other Updates

Hey REthinkers!

One of our favorite events, Mugs on the Mall, is coming up! Wednesday November 12th from 8am-11am on East Campus Mall we will be giving out free Just Coffee Coffee to anyone who comes by with a reusable mug! Sign up to volunteer to hand out coffee to fellow sustainable Badgers.

ALSO! If you come by and take a picture with us and your reusable mug, and post it to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #mysustainablemugshot you will automatically be entered for our Rethinker of the Month competition for the month of November. If you’re selected as Rethinker of the Month you will win a REthink sticker and a new Bobble, and you will be featured on our Instagram and Twitter pages.

—This week is the last week to order your REthink t-shirt. Bring your $15 to our meeting Wednesday night at 7pm (at the Lakefront on Langdon) and place your order here

Have a fabulous week, see you at Mugs on the Mall!

Halloweekend is Here!

In honor of Halloween we will be having our annual bake sale tomorrow night (Thursday) from 10pm-1am. Sign up to work the bake sale OR to make baked goods to be sold. If you sign up to bake goodies, drop them off at our bake sale table outside Potbelly’s on state street at 9:45pm or, if you can’t make it at 9:45, contact Clare at

There are two more days to tag us in your #rethinkerofthemonth posts before we pick our very first Rethinker of the Month! So get posting!

Also, our REthink t-shirts are designed and ready. So if you’re a REthinker looking to show your student-org spirit, place your order at our next meeting. Shirts are $15!


See you all at the bake sale. Have a great halloweekend. Stay safe. Stay Green!