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Centre for Alternative Technology

Environmental innovation and education for a safer, healthier, fairer world.

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Explore sustainable solutions and develop practical skills on a CAT postgraduate course.
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Group visits

Whether you’re coming with a school or university, as a team away day, or as a community group that's working to create change, CAT is the perfect place to visit as a group.

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Gain the practical experience and key skills to build a tiny house all of your own. Whether you’re planning to build your own home or just want to pick up…

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Calling all nature loving gardeners. Lay the foundations to your wildlife gardening knowledge and explore what you can do in your own garden to help nature flourish on this knowledge-filled…

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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.

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Gift Membership

The perfect gift for anyone who cares about the environment and wants to know what they can do to help.
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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 Hub and Innovation Lab supports councils, communities and other organisations to take action.

Latest from the CAT Blog

Through CAT’s MArch Sustainable Architecture course, students take a genuinely collaborative approach to improving life in an urban environment. Gwyn Stacey, Senior Lecturer, and Dr Carl Meddings, Programme Leader, explain…

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Co-founded by CAT graduate Chris Woodfield, Aber Food Surplus is a social enterprise on a mission to help their local community to revalue and reconnect with food. Catriona Toms reports.

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