5 signs you should come to this year’s CAT conference

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1. You’d like to make a difference at home or in your community


2. You want to connect with other active and knowledgeable members

3. You’re concerned about fracking and other fuel exploration in the UK

4. You’d like a chance to explore our woodlands, gardens and original quarry

5. You’re keen to learn, share, debate, network, eat, drink and dance in beautiful, autumnal mid-Wales


Special guest speakers include:

Andy Rowell is an award-winning writer and investigative journalist specialising in environmental issues – most recently fracking in the UK. Founder of the Spinwatch editorial collective his books include Green Backlash – Global Subversion of the Environment Movement (1996) and Don’t Worry: It’s Safe to Eat (2003).

Steven Harris is a renewable and energy efficiency expert and architect. He is the Technical Director for Energence, a Partner in CRSH Architects, a Director of Abergavenny Energy, an Associate of the Energy Saving Trust, and sits on the Zero Carbon Hub.

Tom Barker has a background in ecology and ecosystem dynamics, and publications on ecosystem degradation, restoration, and the basis of resilience. A tutor in CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment, he teaches, writes and advises on the steps necessary for the transition to political and economic sustainability

Also on hand will be CAT engineers, gardeners, woodland manager, ZCB team and more. A local geologist (and two artists) will lead a rare walk into the old quarry. Children’s activities including crafts, inventions and forest school will be run by two excellent, experienced activities leaders – £50 all-inclusive per child. Friday open mic slots available to: speakers, singers, accordionists, poets, jugglers. Contact rebecca.sullivan@cat.org.uk / 01654 705988