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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Find out what is happening around campus and how to apply sustainable practices.

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.

Get Involved

Each person in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette community makes a difference. All it takes is one step, one change to make our campus and community more sustainable.

Join us in our efforts to spread awareness and improve sustainable practices at UL Lafayette by getting involved in our sustainability initiatives.

Fête de la Terre 2015

Its springtime! Here in Lafayette, that means celebrating our culture, our music, our food, and of course our beautiful natural environment! Our favorite spring tradition is Fête de la Terre, the University’s annual earth week festival. This year we are kicking our week off with our first ever Junk in Your Trunk sale. Throughout the week there will be several installations aimed at raising awareness about zero waste and our impacts on our Bayou Vermilion watershed and ecosystem. On Earth Day, we are focusing on food - this is Cajun Country, after all – with a “Homegrown” series lecture and a farmers market on the beautiful grounds of the Alumni House. On Friday, we are hosting our community and regional partners at our Fête de la Terre Expo, where we will have live music, jambalaya, bike maintenance workshops, and more! Several of our own academic departments and research institutions will also be displaying their incredible work in making this campus and our world a better place. Finally, we are wrapping up our week with our second annual Bayou Vermilion Paddle Trip!  For more information about any of these events, or how you can get involved, please contact us at