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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.

Summer at CAT

There's loads of family events taking place at CAT this summer

CAT Conference 2019

Fear is paralysing, hope is energising! Explore climate solutions and inspire action at the CAT Conference.

New courses at CAT Graduate School for 2019

MSc Green Building*, MSc Sustainable Ecology* & MSc Sustainability and Behaviour Change*

DEMAND A CLIMATE EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

Please sign CAT's petition calling on the UK & devolved governments to produce an urgent climate emergency action plan.

Inspiring Action

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Visit CAT

There’s so much to see and do at CAT, with hands-on learning for all ages. Visit us to explore all aspects of green living.

What's on

Strawbale Building

Building with Straw Bales

Create natural, low-impact structures with world-renowned expert. If you’re thinking of building your own eco home, workshop or community space, straw bales could be the answer. This five-day introduction to…

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Earth Oven Building (Sold out)

The simple art of making outdoor ovens. Join us for this practical, hands-on day where you learn the subtle arts of working with cob. Anyone can learn how to build…

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Drilling a frame on our Tiny house course

Build a Tiny House (Sold out on this date)

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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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

Living Wales

Last week, we officially launched our new exhibition ‘Living Wales’ to a packed visitor centre full of family holidaymakers. Using a combination of cutting edge satellite observation, computer analysis and…

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Sponsored Walk - Crossing Offas Dyke

From Felixstowe to Fishguard: CAT supporter’s sponsored walk across Britain

This summer, CAT supporter Richard Smith is walking across Britain to explore a cross-section of the country and raise funds for environmental charities, including CAT. Covering a distance of 270…

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solar panels

No Planet B

A wide-ranging new work by Mike Berners-Lee looks at some of the urgent questions facing humanity. There is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years covers…

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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.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

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 and low impact building materials

Natural and low impact building materials

Our page on low energy buildings talks about the ’embodied energy’ of building materials. This is the energy that was used in extraction, manufacture, and transportation. Another way of assessing…

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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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