reTHink Inc. was created in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the goal of creating a cleaner, greener Wabash Valley. reTHink has several programs such as plastic up-cycling, composting, community gardens, and a zero-waste shop that help educate and empower the local community to make choices that are healthier for them and our Earth. We hope that you will join us as we work towards a cleaner Earth for ourselves and for generations to come.
To enhance environmental stewardship through community empowerment.
To create a healthier and more sustainable Wabash Valley.
1. Sustainable Living
2. Celebration of Diversity
3. Community Development
4. Education and Awareness
Who's Responsibility is it?
There is this story of four people - Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done, and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Everybody got angry about that because it was Somebody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Somebody wouldn't do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
We at reTHink Inc. believe that it is everybody's job to leave this planet clean and habitable for future generations.
Awareness and Education
According to the EPA, almost 75 % of the trash we generate is recyclable. Yet, in 2013, of the 254 million tons of trash produced by Americans, only about a third was recycled or composted. Landfill space is limited, and the breakdown of compostable materials in landfills is a major source of methane – a potent greenhouse gas. Plastic and polystyrene foam containers leach toxic chemicals that can cause problems for human health.
Here at reTHink, we believe real change can happen to our environment with a few simple steps:
C - Carry your reusable water bottle
H - Hesitate to use styrofoam
A - Avoid using plastic bags
N - No to plastic straws
G - Grab reusable silverware
E - Eliminate K-cups
reTHink is working in the Ryves neighborhood to establish gardens that grow fresh produce for those living here. Families are encouraged to take what they need. Currently reTHink has six community gardens (five food gardens).
reTHink's Non-Discrimination Policies
reTHink provides staff members and volunteers with a non-discrimination and inclusivity policy upon joining. Since we often work with marginalized groups we have a tremendous responsibility to provide a safe and equitable environment. Our policies on inclusion and diversity reflect our mission to treat the world and its inhabitants with respect.
reTHink, Inc. is committed to supporting a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among all our members. In addition to our quest to improve environmental sustainability and treat the creation with respect and care, we also seek to improve social and economic justice in the local community and treat every member outside and inside of our organization with respect and dignity. We strive hard to give every member of our community a fair and equal opportunity regardless of their health, background, past experiences, and current social status.
reTHink also seeks to develop and nurture diversity in our programs. reTHink, Inc. views, evaluates, and treats all persons solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics. reTHink, Inc. prohibits discrimination in any of our events, activities, or programs, against any member of the community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.
reTHink will always conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders. Additionally, reTHink promotes the full realization of equal employment opportunities for women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans through its affirmative action program.