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 cschober2@wisc.edu.

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!

Halloweekend is Approaching!

Hey REthinkers!

Who’s ready to get spooky? Make sure you sign up to volunteer/bake goodies for our annual Halloween bake sale this Thursday from 10pm-1am. Sign up here to join in on the fun. Make sure to wear a costume!

Check back later in the week for more fun volunteer opportunities!

Happy Halloweek, stay safe and stay green!

Contest Time!

Hey REthinkers, would you like to be our first ever “REthinker of the month”?!

All you have to do is post pictures of you or your friends reducing, reusing, recycling or rethinking on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter! Tag @rethink_wisconsin on Instagram or @REthinkWI on twitter and make sure you hashtag #rethinkerofthemonth.

At the end of the month we will select a winner and that green gremlin will be featured on our blog and all social media forums, and will receive a brand spankin’ new REthink sticker!

So get green and start posting, friends! Our FIRST REthinker of the month will be selected in 17 days!

Volunteers Needed!

Hey REthinkers,

We’ve got a lot of volunteer opportunities and general fun eco-friendly events that you guys should take advantage of!

Athletics Recycling: Saturday October, 11th.- Get free admission to the Illinois game, a free t-shirt, and a $10 food voucher for signing up to volunteer to help divert recyclables from the landfill.

UW System Sustainability Conference: Thursday, October 16th at Gordon Commons. Register for only $10 to attend the conference (or simply attend the afternoon student session for FREE. And see our Rethinker Aaron give a presentation on Edible Landscapes at 4:45pm!)

Harvest Festival with F.H. King: Friday October 17th, 2014 5:30pm-8:00pm. Like F.H. King on Facebook to see more about their end of the year party with bonfire and potluck and the F.H. King Gardens!

First REthink Social: Saturday, October 18th. Make sure you mark your calendars to come to the local apple orchard to get supplies for making lots of delicious apple pies with us! 

Next Farm Mob: Saturday, October 19th 11:00am-4:00pm- More info to come soon!

American Wilderness, Past, Present, and Future: A Historical Mediation- Tuesday October 21 @ 7:00pm. Join us in attending Professor William Cronon’s Speech at the Memorial Union Theater celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Learn more here. And watch an inspirational video here. 

The Polish Ambassador is Coming: Thursday, October 23rd 9:00pm at the Majestic. The Polish Ambassador, a musician from Chicago has asked Edible Landscapes to table and talk at his concert. Tickets can be bought here for $15.


So sign up for some of those sweet volunteer opportunities and for sure mark your calendars for our super fun socials!

Stay Green, Friends!



And so it begins!

It’s officially two weeks into the REthink season, and we’re excited to tell you that opportunities to volunteer are picking up!

Trash Can Labeling: Today from 12-2pm you can help Eva and WE Conserve label Camp Randall’s compost, recycling, and trash bins! If you would like to participate contact Eva at 708-738-2790 to let her know you’re going to participate. 

Speaking of Camp Randall…

Athletics Recycling! This Saturday (September 27th) you can volunteer to help divert game-day waste from the landfill by volunteering at Camp Randall at 10:45am. Last week we diverted 40% of the football game’s waste from the landfill, which is pretty spectacular. If you volunteer you can also get a free t-shirt, $10 food voucher, and free entry to the game. Sign up to be awesome. 

Farm Mob: All you pretty farm-lovers can participate in the first Farm Mob at Scotch Hill Farms this Sunday. We will meet in the parking lot behind Science Hall at 11am and will return back to campus by 4pm. Sign up or contact Amelia (arossa@wisc.edu) if you want to volunteer. 


Some of us REthinkers will be attending William Cronon’s speech on the American Wilderness Act (Since it’s now 50 years old!) at the Memorial Union Theater on October 21st at 7pm. We would love to see you there. Learn more here.


Hope to see you guys at all these awesome events, stay tuned for more opportunities to come!

Next meeting will be next Wednesday at 7pm! Look back next week for details on location.


Welcome back REthinkers!

We had our first meeting Wednesday night, and you know what that means… new volunteer opportunities!

Athletics Recycling at Camp Randall: Tomorrow, help us separate the recycling from the trash during the football game. You’ll get a free t-shirt, $10 food voucher, free entry to the game and FREE MEMORIES. Sign up to volunteer.

FH King Plants Sale: Visit 1675 Linden Drive to buy some sweet plants from FH King. Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

Farm Mob: Our first Farm Mob will be Sunday, September 28th. Mark you calendars, farm thugs, and check back later for sign-up details.

Make sure you all sign the Bottle Free Badgers petition.

Stay update on us and all our campaigns:

REthink on Facebook

Greeks Go Green

Bottle Free Badgers

Edible Landscapes

Also don’t forget to tell your friends to follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

If you didn’t make our meeting last week, come next week Wednesday at 7pm!


Peace Out, Earth Lovers!

Make Music Madison: Tomorrow June 21st, 2014

Hey Badgers! REthink’s Make Music Madison drum circles are happening tomorrow, June 21st, on the Summer Solstice! The first drum circle will be occurring at the Capitol on Hamilton at 10 am. The second drum circle event will be happening at the Elmore Goodman Community Center. Any REthinkers are encouraged to come to the events and help pass out instruments or just come drum along. REthinkers volunteering to help hand out instruments at the drum circles should meet Elise at 9:30am in front of the DG house on Langdon. Get ready to rock, Madison!