REthink Updates

A big thanks to anyone who came out to our meeting last night! We had a great turnout!

Make sure you guys sign up for Cool Choices! Madison is participating in a sustainability competition with 50 other cities across the U.S. Help Madison win $5 million towards green energy. Cool choices is an online card game to help reduce your personal carbon footprint by doing daily things. Sign up here with the password Madison2015 to make an account. Then put your email in our google doc so we can find you and add you to the REthink Team! The card game will continue for only 5 more weeks so take a quick minute to sign up and form a team!

Wisconsin Science Festival, October 22-25, 2015.

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Wisconsin Science FestivalOct. 22-25 at the Discovery Building and at locations across the campus and state. This year’s festival will feature influential speakers from across the sciences. Many speakers are Nelson Environmental experts. There are 5 minute break out sessions, panel discussions, and full lectures.

Farm Mob October 25th, 2015.

Spend your Sunday enjoying the fall weather and relieving midterm stress by petting the farm animals… all while helping a local farmer. This is definitely a rewarding opportunity on each end. The time usually runs around 11-4, but adjustments can be made if people need to be back earlier so don’t let that keep you from coming! Exact time and location is TBA. Check it out:

Mugs on Mall (November 4th):

Free coffee. Wait, free coffee? Yes, free coffee! Wednesday morning all the campus walkers in search of their morning caffeine can get free coffee AND practice being environmentally sustainable without even realizing it. All they have to do is bring in one of the many coffee mugs/cups/thermoses that they probably already have and refill it with some delicious, hot coffee! Simple, free, and environmentally sustainable…enough said. We were thinking of a busier location, but also in a location that isn’t already surrounded by coffee shops. For that reason the location is TBD. We’re thinking we will catch most of the morning risers around 8:30 so the time is planned to be to setup around 8AM

Tales of Planet Earth (November 6-8, 2015)
This FREE film festival’s theme this year is Belief. Our beliefs are what we know to be true. What we know to be true guides our choices. Yet our beliefs about the environment have complex origins that complicate our responses to environmental crises. Environmental beliefs are shaped by experiences: at home, at work, at play. But they are also shaped by ideas – learned from religion and spiritual faith, from science, and even from popular culture like films. Tales 2015 will explore all these influences by which we arrive at our environmental beliefs and the ways our beliefs spur and sustain environmental action across the globe.  Most movies are followed by an optional Q&A with the makers or an expert.  Check out the showtimes, campus locations,and trailers here:

Fundraising:  Dough-Nation Night (November 11th)

Have you ever thought that the world would be a better place if pizza made the world go ’round instead of money?  Well here is your chance to get the best of both worlds!  Ian’s Pizza on Frances Street has agreed to let REthink host a Dough-Nation night on Wednesday, November 11th. Basically, Ian’s gives us a portion of their profit depending on the amount of people we can bring into their restaurant that night with a REthink flyer.  31+ flyers and we get 15% “slice” of those yummy pizza profits!  The only rule is that we can’t hand out flyers directly in front of the restaurant.  So start telling you friends and family stay tuned for sign-ups for handing out flyers because fundraising is the only way we can keep REthink fee free.
Have a wonderful weekend. We hope to see you at the Farm Mob! Our next meeting is next Wednesday at 7pm in Education L155! See you all there. Stay Green!