12th August 2022 Short Course Transform buildings into cosy, low impact, energy efficient homes. Refurbishing our homes to make them more energy efficient is one of the key aspects of effective action on climate change.…Read More
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Explore sustainable solutions from your home or garden with online resources from CAT.
Whether you’re keen to learn more about solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergency or are looking for fun wildlife activities for all the familiy, we’ve got lots of online resources to help.
12th August 2022 Visitor Centre Help us support the bees and other incredible pollinators that call CAT home by getting involved in an official bug hunt! Throughout the summer, we’ll be conducting pollinator surveys to…Read More
13th August 2022 Short Course Transform waste pallets into gorgeous bespoke furniture for your home and garden A hands-on workshop for anyone who wants to get started with upcycled furniture. Tutor Dieter Brandstatter will take…Read More
Graduate School of the Environment
Gain the knowledge and skills to help address environmental change. CAT’s postgraduate courses are respected across the world, providing a big-picture, integrated approach to sustainability.
Zero Carbon Britain
To tackle climate change, all emissions that can go to zero must go to zero – as rapidly as possible. CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain research shows how this can be done using technology available today.
15th July 2022 CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment welcomed our 2022 graduates and guests for our very first hybrid graduation ceremony on Saturday 9 July in-person at CAT and live online.Read More
11th July 2022 The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) has today published a new set of recommendations to help UK councils tackle the Climate Emergency, based on a series of workshops with 10…Read More
29th June 2022 For many of us, they are the joyous sound of a summer evening as they hurtle around rooftops, but our beloved Swifts are in serious decline. Joe Downie looks at…Read More
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