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Start learning a host of building techniques and get experience using a wide variety of natural building materials.

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New courses at CAT Graduate School for 2019

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

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The Science of Sustainable Food Production (Sold out)

Delve into the detail of our food production systems. Join students from CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment to examine the scientific underpinnings of our agricultural system. Explore different types…

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Introduction to Rewilding (Sold out)

Principles and practices of ecological restoration. Recent years have seen a surge in popular interest in rewilding, an idea that is rocking the world of conservation, agriculture and land management.…

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Build a Natural House (Sold out)

Explore using natural building materials and begin to develop the skills needed to build your own outhouse, garden retreat or even extend or build your own home. Whatever your grand…

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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

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CAT appoints new CEO

We’re pleased to announce that CAT’s Board of Directors has appointed Peter Tyldesley as Chief Executive Officer. Currently CEO at conservation charity the Bradgate Park Trust, Peter has substantial experience…

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UK commits to net zero by 2050 – CAT response

Responding to the announcement of the UK’s commitment to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is calling for the creation of a…

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Eye in the Sky

An innovative new project combining state-of-the-art monitoring methods with citizen science will provide a  picture of the changing landscape of ‘Living Wales’, helping improve environmental decision making. Brook Woodman reports.

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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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