Geaux R.E.D.

Geaux R.E.D. is the Ragin’ Cajun spin on “go green” recycling programs. Initiated by students, Geaux R.E.D. is a recycling service that spans across campus. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to recycle everything daily (R.E.D.) and help make UL Lafayette’s campus more sustainable.

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Leaders in Sustainability

At the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, we're leaders in sustainability. Our new Student Union is the first major building in Lafayette recognized for environmental sustainability by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

Being LEED-certified means that we met high standards in construction, recycling, and efficient energy usage.

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Fête de la Terre 2016

Paddle the Vermilion

Paddle the Vermilion
Saturday, April 16 at 9:30am

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to take a trip on the Bayou Vermilion! The Vermilion is one of the region's greatest environmental, cultural, and recreational resources. Come see for yourself why this natural beauty is worth our conservation and preservation efforts! This guided paddle trip will start and end at Vermilionville. Pack and Paddle guide will be leading the trip and will supply boats, paddles, and life jackets! The cost is $25/person, but register now! There are only 20 spots!

What to bring:  rain gear, clothing that's suitable to the weather, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, shoes you don't mind getting wet

Coulee Debris Installation

Coulee Debris Installation
Monday, April 18 at 9:00 am

This installation displayed in front of Dupre Library shows one week's worth of trash and debris that Bayou Vermilion District employees pulled from the mouth of Coulee Mine. Consider how trash is washed through the storm drains and into Bayou Vermilion, and what we can do to prevent it! 

 

E-Waste Drop Off

E-Waste Drop Off
Tuesday, April 19 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Students, faculty, staff are invited to bring their old electronics to be recycled for FREE! Drop off personal electronics such as cell phones, computers, laptops, stereos at the corner of Rex St. and St. Mary Blvd. or at Whole Foods on Ambassador Caffery! See this detailed list of items accepted!

Bike Day

Bike Day
Wednesday, April 20

Come out and enjoy a day of free bike maintenance workshops and bike safety shops! Local bike vendors will be on site to help with maintenance and to answer questions. There will even be free trials of UL's new Geaux Vélo bikes! If you have a bike you bring to campus, come and register it with UL Police Department for free! Location and time is to be determined.

Bioswale Installation

Bioswale Installation
Thursday, April 21 at 9:00 am

A bioswale, similar to a rain garden, is a planted area that channels water while filtering it before it reaches the storm drain system. Besides mitigating stormwater runoff from buildings and paved surfaces, it can act as a habitat for pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds! This bioswale will be planted between Burke-Hawthorne Hall and Wharton Hall. 

Fête de la Terre Expo

Fête de la Terre Expo
Friday, April 22 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm

We're hosting our community and regional partners at our Fête de la Terre Expo at the corner of Hebrard Blvd. and St. Mary Blvd. where we will have free jambalaya, music, crafts, and more! Several UL departments and research institutions will be displaying their incredible work in making this campus and our world a better place. Stop by to get valuable information about sustainable careers, practices, and curriculum!