"Fete de la Terre" is the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Earth Week celebration.  Lafayette Consolidated Government announced today that they will be helping the university to celebrate next week's activities.

As part of the celebration, any UL student who shows their ID will get free transit service from the Lafayette Transit System between April 12 and April 17..

Lafayette Consolidated Government is hoping to encourage students to explore another way of transportation by offering the free rides.  They also want students to know that each bus is equipped with heavy-duty bike racks so they can easily take their bikes with them while taking the bus to campus or elsewhere.

Lafayette City Parish President Joey Durel says,

"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".

As part of UL Lafayette Earth Week celebration there will be a variety of events including:

  • Free lectures
  • Service learning projects
  • Sustainable living expo

More informatioin on the week's events can also be found by clicking here.