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Fête de la Terre

April 22nd- April 26th 2019

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.

We've got a lot planned!

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

LEED Green Building Tour of the Student Union

  • UL Lafayette's LEED Silver Certified Student Union was the first major public building in Lafayette recognized for environmental sustainability through USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.  Join the Office of Sustainability and Architects Southwest -- the local architecture firm responsible for the Union as well as the Campus Master Plan -- for a behind-the-scenes tour of the building.  Attendees will learn about green building techniques and what was included at the Union for it to earn its silver rating. 
  • Date: Monday, April 22nd, 1:30pm
  • Location: The Union - meet outside of the McKinley Street entrance
  • Audience: University faculty, staff, students and the Lafayette community

Communities of Interest

  • Learn about various cross-disciplinary, sustainability-based research being done on campus; including a look into existing Campus as a Living Lab projects and an exciting announcement about future Living Lab projects!
  • Date: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2pm
  • Location: 1898 Room at the Union
  • Audience: University faculty, staff, students and the Lafayette community

Residential Life B-Earth Day Party and Movie Night

  • Coronna Hall is throwing a B-Earth Day party for Mother Earth!  On-campus residents are invited to enjoy cake and excitement.  Following the party, the Res Life Sustainability RA's will screen a sustainability-themed film.  Bring a *reusable* bottle, some cash for food truck food, and settle in for Plastic Paradise, a documentary about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  
  • Date: Tuesday, April 23rd, 6pm-9pm (movie will start at 7:30pm)
  • Location: Randolph Hall
  • Audience: University students

Wellness Wednesday Health Checks

  • Wellness Wednesday is a health screening clinic for students, faculty and staff run by UL Lafayette nursing students. This clinic is available every Wednesday during the semester and is a wonderful opportunity for the UL community to take part in health screenings and receive the most up-to-date health education. 
  • Date: Wednesday, April 24th, 9am - 3pm
  • Location: Wharton Hall, Room 115 (Located in parking garage)
  • Audience: University students, faculty, and staff
  • Wellness Wednesday services are free to the University Community.  Visit for a list of available health screenings.

Lunch Time Walk / Campus as a Living Lab Tour

  • Get your steps in!  Join the Office of Sustainability for a lunch time stroll through campus while learning about the Campus as a Living Lab initiative and visiting some of the active Living Lab projects on campus.
  • Date: Wednesday, April 24th, 11:30am
  • Location: Wharton Hall, meet outside of the St. Mary entrance
  • Audience: University faculty and staff, students, and the Lafayette community

Get on Board for Public Transit Day - LTS Route 55 Community Bus Ride

  • Whether it's your first time or you take the bus everyday, join the Office of Sustainability and Lafayette Transit System for a community ride along Route 55, the Downtown-UL Lafayette route.  See where Route 55 can take you; become familiar with embarking and disembarking; and hang with representatives from Lafayette Transit, the Office of Sustainability, and Downtown Lafayette!
  • Date: Thursday, April 25th, 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Location: LTS Route 55, meet at the bus stop on Johnston St. behind Maxim Doucet (click the route buttons to turn it on/off on the map and see each route's stops)
  • Audience: University students, faculty, staff and the Lafayette community
  • More information see the Facebook event.

Bike to Campus Day

  • This inaugural Bike to Campus event will celebrate UL Lafayette students, staff and faculty who are cycling commuters and encourage others to give biking for fun, sport, or commuting a try!
  • Date: Friday, April 26th
  • Location: Check in with your bike at St. Mary and Hebrard
  • Audience: University students, faculty, and staff
  • Bike commuters can fill up their reusable mugs with free coffee thanks to CC's Coffee House on Johnston (7:30-9:30am), get a bike safety check and air in their tires (10:30am - 1:30pm), and be entered to win some biking gear.  Bike to Campus Day is in conjunction with the Fête de la Terre Expo! and all bikers are encouraged to enjoy the Expo! as well.
  • For more information see the Facebook event.

Fête de la Terre Expo!

  • Jambalaya, live music, and an expo for organizations, businesses, and non-profits who are committed to a more sustainable Acadiana and Louisiana.  Come out to eat, celebrate, and learn about sustainable practices, programs, and resources in and around Lafayette.
  • Date: Friday, April 26th 10:30am - 1:30pm
  • Location: The corner of St. Mary and Hebrard, outside of Broussard Hall
  • Audience: University students, faculty, staff, and the Lafayette community
  • For more information see the Facebook event here.

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

Thank you to our partners!

Official Zero Waste Partner of Fête de la Terre

Republic Services Zero Waste


Sapling Partners:


Seedling Partners:


Sprouting Partners:


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