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Radical action is needed if we are to avoid dangerous climate breakdown. CAT offers practical solutions and hands-on learning to help create a zero carbon world.

Welcome back to CAT!

Our Visitor Centre is now open – all visits must be pre-booked online. On-site teaching will be available from September. Read more.

New CAT tour

Join us at CAT for a new behind the scenes tour and explore the true story of CAT’s transformation.

Pre-book your entry ticket

The visitor centre is now open for pre-booked visits and we can’t wait to welcome you back.

CAT at Home

Explore sustainable solutions from your home or garden with a range of online resources from CAT.

Webinar and online events

Gain practical tips and explore sustainability with CAT. Includes a new series of free webinars.

Zero Carbon Britain: Live Online

New online Zero Carbon Britain course exploring climate solutions now available. 21 to 22 July 2020

Latest Zero Carbon Britain report

Our latest report shows that we already have the tools and technology needed to get to Zero Carbon.

Zero Carbon Britain: Rising to the Climate Emergency

Our latest report, Zero Carbon Britain: Rising to the Climate Emergency, is out now.

Incorporating work from the last 12 years of Zero Carbon Britain research and the latest scientific and technological developments, the report presents a technically feasible scenario showcasing a future Zero Carbon Britain using only proven technology.

Click here to read the report

CAT at Home

Explore sustainable solutions from your home or garden with online resources from CAT.

Whether you’re keen to use your time at home to learn more about solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergency or are looking for fun wildlife activities to keep the kids connected to nature, we’ve got lots of online resources to help.

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Pain-free planning for your building project. If you’re thinking of building your own home, community space or other self-build structure, it pays to be prepared. This course covers how to…

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Get started with green woodworking and discover the art and science of shrink pot carving. Spend a day in a beautiful setting learning how to carve a wooden shrink pot…

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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.

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.

Educational Trips

Bring your school, college or educational group to CAT and start exploring positive solutions to environmental challenges.
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Short Courses

Gain practical skills and hands-on experience with one of our day, weekend or week-long sustainability courses.
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Latest from the CAT Blog

Last updated 25 August 2020 CAT is now open to visitors, with a range of key measures in place to help keep you and others safe during your visit. Explore…

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Free Information Service

Wondering what you can do in your own home to help combat climate change? CAT’s free information service offers independent and impartial advice on a wide range of areas to help you live more sustainably.

Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels

Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels

Generate electricity from the sun. Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels convert sunlight into electricity. You can use the electricity to power domestic appliances, and export excess energy to the grid. This…

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Natural building materials

Natural building materials

At CAT we’ve been using natural building materials for many years, and you can see examples all around our visitor centre. We also run hands-on courses and workshops and sell…

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Energy saving at home

Energy saving at home

From the very earliest days of CAT we have focused on building and renovating to high levels of insulation, so that we consume less energy. Reducing our energy demand makes…

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