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!

Welcoming Summer and New REthink Leaders!

As finals come to an end, so does another year as an amazing, successful student organization!

Shoutout to all of our graduating seniors for helping us throughout the years, you will truly be missed! But as we say goodbye to our seniors we also have the honor of welcoming our younger REthinkers into new leadership positions!

Congratulations to our REthink leaders for the 2014-2015 school year!

Co-Chairs: Eva Baldinger and Elise Wirkus

Vice Chairs: Austin Yantes and Aaron Conradt

Secretary: Anna Meding

Treasurer: Andrea Perkins

Communications: Clare Schober

Athletics: Aida Ebrahimi

Teaching Waste Management: Abby Lois

Bottle Free Badgers: Jay Skinner

The Farm Mob leadership position is still open to anyone interested!


We’re excited to see you all next fall at our meetings. Spread the word to your friends this summer about how amazing we are, and get them to join too!

Have a very green summer!


Spring is here! And so are finals…

But what’s a better way to celebrate the new warm weather and get some study snacks than to come to the Rethink bake sale?? We will be outside College Library this Saturday May, 10th from 2:00-5:00pm to provide you with all your much needed baked goods. REthinkers can volunteer to bring or sell baked goods on this sign up.

With the end of second semester also comes the mania of UW Housing Move-Out! Volunteer to help UW residence halls divert waste from landfills as our fellow Badger move out by signing up to work at one of the 10 locations for as many two hour shifts as you’d like. And DON’T FORGET to look for cool items that we can use to make instruments for our One Solstice project while helping people recycle their things!

Speaking of One Solstice… Contact Andrea at 847-730-9215 if you’d like to help with our One Solstice musical project that will be happening on this summer’s solstice.

Don’t forget to stay connected with your fellow REthinkers over summer break, even if you won’t be staying in Madison.

Get all your friends and their mothers to:

Like the REthink Facebook page.

Like the Greeks Go Green Facebook page.

Like the Bottle Free Badgers Facebook page.

Also: Check out the new REthink (rethink_wisconsin) instragram account for some fun updates, green tips, and beautiful pictures all summer long!

Thank you all for a wonderful year. Have a long, relaxing, green summer!




Spring is Coming… We Think

BIG shoutout to We Conserve for bringing the smoothie making bikes to the End of Earth Week Celebration! They were delicious! We had a great turn out, even the sun came out.

  • Tomorrow! Thursday, May 1st: We will be meeting with the One Solstice event coordinator at Fair Trade Coffee on State Street at 6pm to discuss our summer event with the Worldwide Music Organization! Contact Andrea if you have any questions (847-730-9215).
  • Saturday, May 10th: We’ll be having our REthink bake sale outside College Library from 2-5pm. Get some delicious baked goods to help power through finals! We’ll need volunteers for this event to bake and work the table. Sign up to donate a baked good or volunteer.
  • Sunday, May 11th: FARM MOB. Take a break from studying hard and volunteer to help out at Sprouting Acres Farm from 11am-4pm. Sign up under the “Sign me up” tab to volunteer.
  • Monday, May12th-Monday, May 19th: UW Housing Move-Out: Help us team up with University Housing to divert waste from landfills and keep moving out sustainable! Last years volunteers diverted 95,000 pounds of material from landfills, and we’re looking for your help this year! Sign up to help out at any of the 9 locations.

Stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities during finals week and over the summer including socials at the Terrace and One Solstice- more information follow.

Have a wonderfully green week!