New Opportunities

Sustainability Summit and Exposition- Wednesday March 4th- Thursday March 5th. The 2015 Sustainability Summit and Exposition is being held in the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. There will also be a sustainability-based career fair on March 4th from 2-5pm. Everything (except transportation) is free for students. Check back for updates on carpooling options. Register for the Sustainability forum and learn more about the career fair.

Climate Change Symposium: Thursday March 5th and Friday March 6th. The Symposium is free for students and is taking place and different locations across campus! Learn more here.

Next Sustainability Council Meeting: Friday March 6th, at 4:00pm. All students are welcome to come to the sustainability council meetings that are held once a month in Suite 306 of 445 Henry Mall. Make sure you attend to hear from ASM about the Green Fund and from P3 about their styrofoam recycling project.

Madison Children’s Museum Adult Swim: Sustainability Sideshow: Friday March 7:00pm-11:00pm. The Children’s Museum has partnered with Slow Food, the Great dane, and Sustain Dane to bring Madison a night of up cycled fashion, edible bug bouquets, and live music. Sorry baby Rethinkers, the event is 21+. Buy tickets here.

Athletics Recycling: Friday, March 13th @ 7:00pm- Check out our most popular athletic volunteering opportunity before it fills up! If you want to volunteer for the hockey game against Ohio State, sign up now and get free game entry, a $10 food voucher, and a free t-shirt.

Sign up for your favorite events, stay warm, and make sure you come to our next meeting on Wednesday at 7pm in Humanities 2111!

Correction: No Meeting Tonight!

Due to the -25 degree windchill advisory tonight, we will not be having our normal weekly meeting. So bundle up, stay inside, and sign up for these volunteer opportunities from the comfort of your own home:

Sustainability Forum 2015- Rethinking Our Consumption: Thursday, February 26th at Varsity Hall in Union South. Attend this year’s Sustainability Forum to learn about going “beyond reduce, reuse, recycle”. Tomorrow is the last day to register for free.

Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge: Applications due March 23rd. Submit your idea to improve energy or sustainability with the chance of winning $10,000. Upcoming information sessions are held at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery on Thursday, Feb 19th: 2:30pm or 4:00pm and Tuesday Feb 24th: 6:00pm. Learn more here.

Athletics Recycling: Hockey and Basketball Games this weekend!! Help divert recyclables from landfills while also getting free game entry to the Michigan State hockey game this Friday, or the women’s basketball game against Northwestern on Sunday. Sign up to volunteer and get a $10 food voucher;)

Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more updates.

Stay Warm!

Meeting Tonight!

We had a wonderful kick-off meeting last week! We have another meeting tonight at 7pm in Humanities room 2111! Come by to learn more about our campaigns, bring ideas for new initiatives, or just hang out with the rest of our REthinkers!

Can’t wait to see you there!

Student Organization Fair Tonight!

Hey REthinkers,

The Student Organization Fair is tonight from 5-8pm at the Kohl Center. If you want to help us recruit new members, sign up for a one hour shift on the link in our previous post. If you’re not currently an official REthinker, make sure you stop by to sign up to join us in our actions to improve sustainability on campus this semester!

If you ordered a REthink Tshirt, the AWESOME one with our new cow logo, you can pick it up from Austin at our booth during the fair.

Because of the Student Org Fair we are not going to have our regular meeting tonight. See you guys next week Wednesday at 7pm at the Lakefront on Langdon at Memorial Union!

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!