In 2010, CBU became a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to further its campus efforts toward building a healthy and just world. CBU’s membership into AASHE enhances the University’s commitment to incorporating sustainability into its way of doing business and its academic programming. Students, staff, faculty and alumni are entitled to a free membership with AASHE. Just use your CBU email address to create an account! AASHE is a great resource concerning sustainability news at universities across the nation. Sign up for electronic newsletters and get access to an extensive collection of reports detailing the progress of green projects happening on campus communities much like ours — a great resource for research papers!
In 2012, CBU became a partner in the Tennessee Renewable and Energy Economic Development Council (TREEDC), a statewide network of 82 city and county mayors, businesses, and universities whose mission is to promote and connect renewable energy with economic development and energy efficiency for all Tennessee communities. TREEDC provides technical assistance to many Tennessee communities with development of renewable energy related facilities and sponsors a number of forums across the state with presentation topics ranging from bio-fuels, electric vehicles, compressed natural gas, energy efficiency, solar energy and waste to energy.