Nationally Recognized

We're nationally recognized for our work to improve recycling, make buildings with more energy-efficient, reduce food waste on campus, and improve bicycle transportation on campus.

For those efforts and more, UL Lafayette is one of 11 universities to earn the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Award.

Geaux Velo

We're committed to making the University community more bike-friendly and give more people access to bikes for transportation. Because of that, we're the first university in Louisiana to be named a Bike Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists!

Learn more about Geaux Vélo, our round-trip bike sharing system, which is available for students, faculty, staff, and members of the public!

 

Zero Waste

We're committed to not just recycling, but reducing our waste overall.

Our Zero Waste initiative includes efforts to reduce food waste, recycle electronics and office supplies on campus, install bottle-refilling water fountains, and increase recycling from tailgating with the national Gameday Challenge. 

Zero Waste also includes our overall recycling program, Geaux R.E.D., which spans across campus.

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.

Sustainability Research

As a university, we're committed to research for a reason—which includes finding alternative fuels, studying the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and designing and building green homes.

Find out more about our efforts to promote sustainable practices through our academics and research.

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December 7th, 2017

University Launches Winter Break Energy Conservation Effort

We have made our list. Please, check it twice!... Read More ➝
January 25th, 2017

New graduate degree will focus on water and soil resources

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is now offering a master’s degree in environmental resource science.... Read More ➝
June 21st, 2016

University, NRG Energy join forces for $5 million solar lab on campus

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Louisiana Generating LLC, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., have signed... Read More ➝
May 3rd, 2016

UL Lafayette earns national award for stewardship of the environment

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is one of 11 universities to receive the 2016 U.S.... Read More ➝
March 24th, 2016

University earns Green Ribbon status for sustainability practices

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the first, and only, higher education institution in the state to earn t... Read More ➝
March 21st, 2016

University Launches Geaux Vélo Bike Share Program

Chandler Burks, a criminal justice major from Lake Charles who plans to become an attorney, lives on the University ... Read More ➝
November 9th, 2015

Campus recognized by League of American Bicyclists

UL Lafayette earned a bronze award as part of its Bicycle Friendly University program.... Read More ➝
October 12th, 2015

University earns kudos for commitment to ecology

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has one “wild” campus.... Read More ➝
September 23rd, 2015

Ride Your Bike to Cajun Field

Students, faculty, staff, and fans: You can now park your bicycles at Cajun Field!... Read More ➝
August 21st, 2015

Student Union gives city its first LEED-certified building

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Student Union has become the city’s first major public building recognize... Read More ➝

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