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!

Important Announcements!

The Earth Week Kickoff today is cancelled due to problematic weather (AKA it’s super cold outside). It is postponed until Friday. More information to come on the new location/time.

Tonight’s meeting will be taking place at The Sett in Union South instead of in our regular location. Tomorrow at 7:00pm we will meet at The Sett for Earth Day Trivia! We hope to see you there!

Stay tuned on our website, twitter, and Facebook for more up-to-date information on all the Earth Week activities.


Earth Week!

Hey REthinkers! It’s officially Earth Week! Check out the Earth Week Facebook event to stay updated on the different activities going on this week that you can participate in. If you want to volunteer for some of our events, see the opportunities below.

Mugs on the Mall: Thursday April 23rd, 7:30-11:00am. Sign up to help us give out free coffee to people who bring their reusable mugs to East Campus Mall!

Crazy Legs Race Volunteers: Saturday April 25th, 11:00am- 1:30pm. Help WEconserve pick up recyclables at Camp Randall where the Crazy Legs racers will be finishing! Sign up to volunteer!

Also, stay tuned to our website. It’s about that time for Spring cleaning, so we will be revamping our page soon!

Have a wonderfully green Earth Week!

REthink Social!

Thanks to any REthinkers who came out for our meeting on Wednesday. Here is some information on upcoming volunteer events and this semester’s REthink Social!

Nature Walk with Kids!: Monday, April 13th 3:30-6:00pm. This is a great opportunity to spend some time with kids and educate them about nature! Take them on a nature walk and help them take photographs of things in nature that interest them. Three volunteers are needed and transportation will be provided so please sign up!

“Struggles with environmental policy and sustainable development in China”: Monday, April 13th, 5:00-7:00pm. Join Edward Friedman in Mechanical Engineering Room 1106 for a discussion on the environment and sustainability in China. Food provided!

Crazy Legs Race Volunteer! Saturday April 25th 11:00am-1:30pm. WEConserve is looking for recycling volunteers for Camp Randall Stadium to help pick up recyclables at the finish of the race. Sign up to volunteer.

Jobs, Internships and Opportunities:

UW Madison Arboretum Horticulture Assistant: May- September

Post-Landfill Action Network: Full Time Resource Development Fellow. Application due April 22nd.

UW-Boxable New Team Members: 5-10 Hours/ week this summer. Apply online

Collegiate Wind Competition: Apply by May 1st if you have any brilliant ideas to help the future of wind energy.

RETHINK SOCIAL: Wednesday April 15th, 7:00pm. Join us next week for our potluck social. There will not be a REthink meeting this week so make sure you come to hang out with us and bring something yummy to eat. Sign up to bring something to eat.

Upcoming Spring Volunteer Opportunities

Athletics Recycling: Volunteer to work the WIAA basketball tournament Thursday- Saturday at the Kohl Center. Don’t forget volunteers get free admission, a free shirt and a food voucher!

World Water Day Speaker Event: There will be 5-6 awesome speakers at Science Hall 180 on Sunday at 2pm!

The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology has free membership for students until March 21st.

Volunteer at Goodman Children’s Center nature/art after school program April 13th from 3:30-6:00pm.

Check out Conserve 24/7 Blog for daily sustainability challenges this month!

Also, April 10th is WUD Day of Service. Contact us if you have any ideas for a fun service project REthink should do!

Have a wonderful weekend!