By Memphis Business Journal

Christian Brothers University recently became a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

AASHE works with colleges and universities to promote green initiatives on campuses. The association was formed in 2006 and is based in Lexington, Ky.

CBU has developed green initiatives on its Memphis campus, ranging from a community garden to offering a sustainability course as part of its Engineering Management Packaging Concentration degree program.

Paul Haught, chair of the Religion and Philosophy department/CBU Sustainability Committee, said the school⿿s membership in AASHE will allow CBU to further its mission of ⿿educating the whole person.⿝

⿿AASHE⿿s abundant resources for teaching sustainability across the curriculum will be helpful here,⿝ Haught said in a statement. ⿿In terms of service, membership in AASHE strengthens our commitment to the community by enhancing our efforts to diminish our ecological footprint and help improve the overall environmental quality of Memphis and the Mid-South.⿝

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