Weekly Update!

Hey folks,

We are almost at spring break! Hang in there REthinkers. Here are the minutes from our last meeting:

There will be no meeting next week over spring break.  However, please take the time to read the updates below- because there is a lot coming up as soon as we get back!

World Water Celebration (March 29th and 30th)

Every year the United Nations designates a day as World Water Day. What better school to celebrate this day than UW-Madison, located between two lakes? Come see speakers and presentations about a variety of Wisconsin and Dane County water topics. This year’s celebration is twice the fun as it spans two days. See below for information about both events! This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday at 7:00pm:
Go to Union South (TITU) to hear Professor John Magnuson speak on how Climate Change will effect Wisconsin lakes, including the freezing time of our own Lake Mendota.

Wednesday at 7:00pm:
Go to Union South (TITU) to see a series of 10-minute presentations from exceptional Wisconsin water experts

Climate Change Symposium (March 31st and April 1st)

Want to know more about the science of climate change and how it will affect Wisconsin or your life?  This symposium is a great place to start!  This year’s symposium will feature multiple distinguished lecturers from our university and school’s around the country.  See the Nelson Institute’s website for details on each speaker, time and location: here 

REthink Spring Stuff Swap (April 1)

It is time for our second stuff swap of the year.  This is the perfect place to get that new spring look, and to donate last years!  The event will run from 2-5pm and we will need REthink members for volunteer shifts from 1:30-5:30 for setup and clean up.  Please share our event and invite your friends, so we can get the word out to as many people as possible.  Click here for the event page and spread the love.

Why vote (STAY TUNED)

We are currently working on contacting speakers from the environmental studies, gender women studies, and the multicultural learning center.   If we can get this event on it’s feet in time for the primaries, these speakers will be briefly highlighting how issues that are important in our everyday lives can be taken to the polls and the historical significance of voter beliefs.  We will be also inviting campus organizations from all political standpoints  to table about how their candidate may align with these ideals, and be handing out information about how to get registered and obtain a UW voting identification card.

Earth Week (April 16-24th)

Start freeing up your calendars because this year’s Earth Week is going to be bigger and include more organizations than ever before!  We are currently working on putting together the complete schedule  to share with the public, but events range from speakers, to compost parties and more.  So tell your friends, your coworkers, and even your mother, because it is time to get excited people!


After all this hard work, we deserve a celebration.  Another potluck bonfire on picnic point is in the works. Stay tuned for a doodle poll to pick a day that you would like to socialize with us!