Spotlight on LSU Sustainability

Although I'm a proud UL Lafayette Ragin Cajun alum and big supporter of the UL Lafayette Office of Sustainability, I'm a fan of any university that's committed to sustainability efforts.

So today, we're traveling about an hour east of Lafayette to look more at LSU's Campus Sustainability program, which is marking its tenth year this year!

Photo via LSU Sustainability


Household Hazardous Waste Day

This Saturday, October 20, is Lafayette's semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste collection day. For residents of the city of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of the parish, the event serves as a way to have those household chemicals collected and disposed of properly.

Paint, paint chemicals, cleaners, pool chemicals and batteries are among the accepted items, along with a variety of electronics. For the full list of what's accepted, check out the Lafayette Consolidated Government website.

All collected paint will be reblended by Habitat for Humanity and sold at the ReStore.

A few tips if you plan to participate in this Saturday's collection:
  • Have your ID available as proof of your residence within city limits or in the unincorporated areas of the parish.
  • Enter the Cajun Field parking lot at Gate 3 from Congress Street. 
  • The event is open from 8am-noon, but lines can get long. The earlier you arrive, the less you'll have to wait.
  • If you have liquid items, make sure the containers are properly closed, as leaky containers won't be accepted.


Facebook event | List of accepted items

The First Four Weeks

It's been almost four weeks since a special little girl entered our lives and changed us forever. Our daughter, Ariana, fills us with so much love and contentment. Since she was born, she's shown herself to be a little trooper, and she is so extremely sweet and cuddly.


Deuxieme Vie Creative | Creative Reuse

Earlier this year, Deuxieme Vie Creative, a new creative space, opened in downtown Lafayette. Founded by Cindi Axtell, the space is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating environmentally sustainable behavior through educating and promoting resourceful artistry and environmental awareness in the community.

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