Lafayette, LA – Lafayette Consolidated Government announced today that
it will help UL Lafayette celebrate “Fete de la Terre”—the University’s Earth
Week celebration to be held next week.
For Saturday, April 12,
through Thursday, April 17, students who show their University IDs will receive
free transit service from Lafayette Transit System.
Students are encouraged to
explore alternative commuting options to the University, including the hybrid
option of biking to bus stops. Cyclists can transport their bicycles aboard
Lafayette Transit buses in quality, heavy-duty racks attached to the front of
each bus. They can easily load and unload their bicycles by following the
simple instructions affixed to the racks.
“UL approached us about being
a part of its Earth Week celebrations, and we know that it is certainly one of
the groups who could be using transit more, given the proximity of the campus
to downtown and many of the bus routes. We were happy to offer this
promotion, and we see it as a positive for the students, the University, and
the transit system as we educate the next generation of riders,” said
City-Parish President Joey Durel.
For more information about
events during the University's week-long Fete de la Terre celebration,
including free lectures, service learning projects, and sustainable living expo
go the Office of Sustainability's events webpage (sustainability.louisiana.edu/news-events/events) or Facebook events page (www.facebook.com/ULLafayetteSustainability/events).