July 2019

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Gnome-Body Gets Left Behind!

Join Yardley’s efforts to keep Lafayette clean and vibrant by revitalizing gateways, improving streetscapes, implementing public art in public spaces, and educating the community about sustainability! Gnome Nation is a web-based gamification app that brings volunteers and partners together to coordinate events and member generated activities. Members who create an account can track published projects and view points they earned from participating in Project Front Yard events on the leaderboard.  Interested in joining the Gnome Nation team? Click here to gain more insight.

Little Gnome Fact

Did you know that there are natural alternatives to plastic wrap for food storage? If you aim to be environmentally friendly and reduce single-use plastics, try using Bee’s Wraps! Bee’s Wraps are made of GOTS-certified organic cotton, sustainably sourced beeswax, organic coconut oil, and tree resin. To learn more about this product, visit the Bee’s Wraps website.  

Camp ECOSTEAM

First and second week of Project Front Yard’s Camp ECOSTEAM was successful. During week one, campers had a great time learning about composting from our Lafayette Consolidated Government recycling folks and made their own worm restaurants! The campers learned about and discussed what is compost, how worms help the composting process and how to create a worm habitat. Thanks to our partner, Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA), for teaching the kids how to be Wetland Warriors. By playing wetland jeopardy, they learned more about our Louisiana coastal wetlands and explored Girard Park to identify various tree species that help contribute to our environment. For more information on our partners, visit the CWPPRA and Lafayette Consolidated Government website.

 

Upcoming Events

 

McComb-Veazey Coterie Annual Meeting – 7/20
In celebration of 11 years of service, the McComb-Veazey Neighborhood Coterie will launch the opening of the Community House on Saturday from 12 pm -5 pm. Members in the community are free to use this space to gather for meetings, plan events, or even host family game nights! The home will be revealed after their annual meeting. Make sure to follow McComb-Veazey Neighborhood Coterie and Lafayette Habitat for Humanity on Facebook for more updates.
Fix-It Café – 7/27

The Fix It Café pop-up meeting is slowly approaching! No Waste Lafayette will present a Fix-It Café on Saturday at the Lafayette Public Library from 10 am – 1 pm. Fixers will be on hand to assess and fix bicycles, furniture, ceramics, electronics, small appliances, dull knives, clothing, textiles, and jewelry. Don’t forget to bring your favorite coffee mug to enjoy complimentary treats and Rêve coffee. Click here for more information.

 

PlanLafayette Sustainability Day – 8/1

PlanLafayette invites you to join UL Office of Sustainability’s conversation about Sustainability from Campus to Community. The UL Office of Sustainability will host the third edition of the monthly PlanLafayette series that will continue through December. The agenda will highlight sustainable approaches to the development of Lafayette and on Thursday from 9 am – 4 pm, free sessions will be held for the public. Details including registration and location will be published on Facebook and the LCG website.

Partner(s) of the Month

Embrace A Space is a commitment by an organization or business to join forces with Gnome Nation. They can act as advocates, beautifying a public space with quarterly litter cleanup events of a designated space. Project Front Yard gives a special thanks to First United Methodist Church, Home Bank, and the 705 for completing their second quarter clean up for the year. Our community received some home grown love and you all were the humans to make it happen. To learn about how your business or organization can Embrace A Space, contact projectfrontyard@lafayettela.gov for more information. 

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