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Fête de la Terre

April 19th- April 23rd 2021

Join the Office of Sustainability in this week-long celebration of the Earth!

Fête de la Terre week is filled with film screenings, lectures, and events, all culminating with our biggest event of the year - the Fête de la Terre Expo for organizations, businesses, and non-profits who are committed to a more sustainable Acadiana and Louisiana.  This year we are offering a "deconstructed" Fête de la Terre Expo to promote social distancing. 

We've got a lot planned!

Download the full calendar here and follow us on Facebook for more content and event updates!

Litter Prevention Day - Monday 4/19

Visit with local organizations Parish Proud and Bayou Vermilion District and with the Office of Community Service and Americorps

  • Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Location: the corner of Rex and St. Mary

Coulee Trash Viewing - Travel to Bayou Vermillion District to see the amount of litter that is pulled out of the bayou each week.  See more about their work here.

  • Time: 3pm
  • Location: Bayou Vermilion District (off campus)

Transportation Day - Tuesday 4/20

Get a free bike tune-up and maintenance from Bike Lafayette, visit with Bayou Electric Vehicles

  • Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Location: Boucher St. across from the Student Union entrance

Join us and LCG for a ribbon cutting of the new bus stop shelters along Johnston St.

  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: the bus shelter on Johnston St. by Girard Hall

Water and Native Plants Day - Wednesday 4/21 

Visit with Bayou Vermillion Preservation Association (BVPA) and the LCG Environmental Quality department

  • Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Location: the corner of Rex and St. Mary

Cajun Prairie Talk - Learn about the Cajun Prairie from biology professor Dr. Phyllis Griffard, visit campus's urban prairie site

  • Time: 2:30pm
  • Location: the urban prairie/bioswale between Madison Hall and Oliver Hall

Earth Day! - Thursday 4/22

Cash It or Trash It!  Answer questions about recycling and win prizes!

  • Time: 9:30am-11am
  • Location: around the Student Union

Visit with LUS about energy and water conservation

  • Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Location: the corner of Rex and St. Mary

Plant It for the Planet Res Life Fair - Plant your own native wild flowers, take home a succulent, answer questions about recycling, win prizes and eat food!

  • Time: 5:30-7pm
  • Location: Agnes Edwards Hall Lobby

Zero Waste Day - Friday 4/23

Visit with the Office of Sustainability to "talk trash" about the campus zero waste goal

  • Time: 10am - noon
  • Location: the corner of Rex and St. Mary

Check out a video from last year's Fête de la Terre Expo here.

 

Thank you to our partners!

Sapling Partners:

Bluewing Civil Consulting, LLC, Engineering  HDR Engineering

 

Seedling Partners:

 Eco-Products         

 

Sprouting Partners:

    

Are you interested in becoming a partner of Fête de la Terre and the Office of Sustainability?  Contact Monica Rowand at moro@louisiana.edu