GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Whether you're new to the area or you've lived in Greater Lafayette all your life, a free tour of the area's greener side is sure to give you ideas on how to live a greener life.
You can take part in a free guided walking tour, guided bus tour, or take a self-guided tour of green activities in the city Saturday Oct. 20.
The guided bus tour begins at 9 a.m. at the Tapawingo Park parking lot off of Brown Street in West Lafayette and makes stops at the following sites:
• Alcoa – pervious pavement, rain gardens
• Oscar Winski – E-waste recycling
• Tippecanoe County Solid Waste Management District – household hazardous waste recycling and disposal
• West Lafayette Wastewater Treatment Facility – digester
The guided walking tour begins at 11 a.m. at the Lafayette Farmers Market on the southwest corner of Fifth and Main streets and makes stops at the following sites:
• Lafayette Farmers Market – local organic food and services
• City of Lafayette – LEED Building
• Grateful Heart Gallery and Gifts – recycled art and a clear-blue-green business
• City Food Co-Op – local organic food and cooperative
• Virtuous Cycles – rain barrels
• North Street Neighborhood – pervious pavement, rain gardens, tree planters and native vegetation
For self-guided tours, the bus sites are open 9 to 11 a.m. and the walking tour sites are open 11 to 1 a.m.
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