REthink Updates

First and foremost, thanks to all you REThinkers who came to our meeting on Wednesday and helped us pick up trash on Langdon after our campaign updates! Even getting out there for just a half hour really made difference on the street and we got about 10 bags of garbage and recycling so your help is GREATLY appreciated.

Our meeting this Week (Wednesday September 30th) we will be meeting at the back of the Education Building on the terrace (meet at 6pm) and walking down the lake shore path to Fire Circle 2 for our first potluck of the year. Make sure you sign up to bring something!

Volunteer opportunities:

Sign up to work the football game against Iowa on October 3rd! You get a free t-shirt, free food voucher, and entry to the game! Go badgers!

Dumpster Diving Rejump start: Dumpster Diving, the art of removing valuables from the trash stream is becoming main stream. Interested in learning more and getting your hands dirty, more like filling bags with groceries? Send Aaron a personal email at: and we will make some arrangements

Fun sustainability event: ERBN is hosting an event with cool choices. Next Tuesday, September 29th, at 7pm in Grainger room 1175. Cool choices is a game that encourages sustainable life decisions with incentives. Come learn how to play the game and get encouraged to reduce your carbon footprint and help the city. The city of Madison is currently entered in a city wide energy reduction competition with 15 other cities across the country. The winner receives a 5 million dollars to go toward green infrastructure, so this is a very exciting opportunity.

As always, if you guys want to pursue a leadership position in REthink and have any ideas for new campaigns that you would like to run, let us know! We LOVE new ideas and participation! Come to our potluck/meeting Wednesday at 6pm!

Student Organization Fair Next Week!

Hey REthinkers,

We’re officially back in action for this school year. The student organization fair is next week Tuesday and Wednesday, the 8th and 9th, from 5-8pm. If you would like to volunteer to help us recruit new members click here to sign up for a time slot!

Make sure you tell all your friends to stop by our table at the organization fair! We are ALWAYS looking for new members!

New WEConserve Volunteer Link!

If you’re looking to sign up for volunteer opportunities with our fellow green organization, WE Conserve, they have a new link for volunteer sign ups! Here is the new link in case you want to start getting involved in more sustainability practices on campus!


After some thorough spring cleaning we have revamped our webpage! Let us know what you guys think.

Have a fantastic summer, and keep us updated on all your green activities by tagging us in your pictures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Who knows? We may even feature some of your images on our social media pages!

Thanks for the Semester!


Thanks so much for a fabulous Spring Semester! We appreciate all your help at our volunteer events, meetings, and socials! Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors! First, we have some final volunteer activities for people who have some free time during the end of the year.

Housing Move-Out: Saturday, May 9th- Saturday, May 16th- Help us divert tons of waste from landfills by volunteering to help students moving out of the dorm to recycle/donate goods they aren’t taking home with them! Two-hour shifts are available at all campus dorms. Sign up to volunteer.

Green Fund Application: Applications due May 24th- Do you have a wonderful Green Idea that you’d like to make a reality? If you idea impacts campus sustainability, apply to the Green Fund! Awards range from $10,000-$20,000! You could be the next REthinkers to win. Check out the Application.

Shout out to all our new elected board members for the 2015-2016 school year!

Co-Chairs: Abby Lois and Aaron Conradt

Vice-Chairs: Clare Schober and Sanober Mirza

Treasurer: Katey Burkhart

Communications Co-Chairs: Clare Schober and Sanober Mirza

Farm Mob Lead: Amelia Rossa

Bottle Free Badgers Lead: Hannah Hart

Compost and Teaching Waste Management Lead: Becca Neal

Athletics Recycling Lead: OPEN

We are still looking for a secretary and athletic recycling lead for next school year. If interested email

Stay updated over the summer by liking the Facebook and Twitter pages for your favorite campaigns!

REthink Facebook

Greeks Go Green Facebook

Bottle Free Badgers Facebook

Edible Landscapes Facebook

Have a wonderful summer and check in for fun summer activities updates!

Stay green and good luck on finals!

REthink Elections TONIGHT

Hey REthinkers,

Make sure you come to our meeting this week in 2111 Humanities at 7pm to participate in REthink Elections for the 2015-2016 school year. If you’re interested in taking on a leadership position this is the perfect opportunity because we have positions for our executive board AND opportunities to take over some of our most popular campaigns. Email the REthink account if you’re interested in running for a position. See you tonight at the meeting!

Stay Green!