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PlanLafayette Day: Sustainability from Campus to Community

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:00am to 5:15pm

RESCHEDULE DATE: Thursday, August 1st

On August 1st, UL Lafayette’s Office of Sustainability will host the third edition of the monthly PlanLafayette Days. The agenda will highlight the community’s vision for sustainable approaches to development, including topics such as stormwater management, transportation and waste reduction; as well as partners working to achieve related goals.

“Sustainability from Campus to Community” is the third in the PlanLafayette monthly series that will continue through December. All sessions are scheduled for Thursday, August 1 and are open to the public, FREE of charge; however registration is required for each session to ensure adequate space, refreshments and transportation.

This free public event will offer multiple sessions for attendees to engage:

11 a.m. UL Lafayette Sustainability Strategic Plan – Attendees will hear an overview of the university’s mission, goals and strategic plan for the Office of Sustainability. The session will also demonstrate and how UL’s Master Plan and PlanLafayette guided the development of the Sustainability Strategic Plan. Register here:

12 p.m. Lunch N Learn - Campus as a Living Lab - Solving real world problems through cross-discipline – Thanks to Bluewing Civil Consulting, attendees can enjoy a complimentary lunch with university representatives for a discussion on the Living Lab concept including goals for the initiative, stormwater and waste management on campus, and how business and government are partnering to make positive impacts in the community. Register here: 

2 p.m.  Lunch N Learn - Building a Sustainable Transportation Network –  Subject matter experts from UL’s Office of Sustainability, Lafayette Consolidated Government and the Acadiana Planning Commission discuss the goals for and problems with our local transportation network. Registrants will learn about insights gleaned from the University’s first annual student commuter survey and goals for University-related transportation, the future of public transit, accomplishments towards a more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly community and carpooling as a regional movement. Register here:

3:30 p.m. Solar PART Lab Tour and Electric Vehicle Charging Station Ribbon Cutting – Attendees will hop on a bus for an up-close look at UL’s $5 million Solar PART (Photovoltaic Applied Research and Testing) Lab at the research park and then celebrated Lafayette’s first public electric vehicle charging station with a ribbon cutting. Register here:

Entering its fifth year since adoption, PlanLafayette – Lafayette’s Comprehensive Plan – is expected to see updates and a five-year amendment in 2019-2020. In celebration of this anniversary year, various Lafayette Consolidated Government departments and initiatives – including Project Front Yard and CREATE – have teamed up to coordinate the monthly events with other partner organizations such as Lafayette Economic Development Authority and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Monthly themes include Embracing the Parish, Strategizing Economic Growth, Diversifying our Economy, Digital Citizen Engagement, Sustainability and Green Infrastructure, Infrastructure Planning.

Thanks to the support of generous partners, all monthly PlanLafayette activities will be free of charge, although some events require registration or and RSVP. All event information will be on Facebook at and

PlanLafayette Week was first was held in 2014 and was originally conceived to introduce citizens to the ideas and action items recommended in the draft comprehensive plan. Since the plan’s adoption, it has become an event series where plan successes are celebrated and new initiatives are launched.

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