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!

Spring Events!

Thanks for all who came to our meeting last night. If you didn’t get a chance to come by, here are the upcoming volunteer events that you can sign up for!

Athletics Recycling: (Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14)(Thursday, March 19- Saturday, March 21): If you’re interested in volunteering at the hockey game this weekend or the WIAA tournament next weekend sign up here to help with athletic recycling. Don’t forget, if you volunteer you get free admission to the game, a free t-shirt, and a $10 food voucher.

Wisconservation: Wisconservation is a sustainability engagement initiative to promote sustainability and resource stewardship in the Madison community. Click here to look at the daily sustainability challenges.

Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge: Applications due March 23rd.If you have a good idea to improve energy use or sustainability apply to the WI Energy and Sustainability Challenge to have the chance to win up to $10,000 for your idea.

Jobs and Internships: FUN FACT – If you’re looking for a full-time position or a summer internship The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies regularly updates their Environmental Jobs page.

Have a wonderful weekend with the new warm weather!

Wisconservation

The entire month of March you can get involved with Wisconservation! This month-long sustainability engagement initiative is aiming to promote resource stewardship in our community on and off campus! Click here to learn more and check out the suggested daily challenges to improve your sustainability.

Also, if you have any ideas for fun socials we can do together, email Andrea at alperkins@wisc.edu.

Have a wonderful week! See you all Wednesday.

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;)

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Stay Warm!