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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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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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beyond energy efficiency

Beyond efficiency: exploring how we think about energy

How much energy do we really need? Tina Fawcett explores how the concept of energy sufficiency could help us to live within our means.

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Doing Architecture Differently

Doing architecture differently

CAT’s Masters in Sustainable Architecture course explores a wide range of solutions for sustainability. Here we take a look at some of our students’ final design projects to see how…

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Old, cold and damp – how to improve traditional buildings

One in five UK buildings dates to before 1919, and they are often poorly insulated and difficult to keep warm and dry. We talked to conservation builder and CAT course…

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Fun-packed family activities this Summer Holidays

We’re all set to welcome thousands of visitors to CAT during the summer holidays. A full programme of family events will get you out and about around the visitors centre,…

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New hub and innovation lab to share zero carbon solutions

A new Zero Carbon Britain Hub and Innovation Lab is being launched at CAT later this year to help communities, local authorities and policymakers to create Zero Carbon Action Plans,…

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Peoples Assembly in Wales

Paul Allen talks Zero Carbon Britain at the first ever ‘Climate Emergency People’s Assembly’

What radical action is needed to avert the climate crisis? Initiated by Extinction Rebellion, sponsored by Welsh Assembly Members Jenny Rathbone (Labour) and Llyr Gruffydd (Plaid Cymru), and held in…

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Culture Declares!

Culture Declares Emergency is a powerful emerging network of creative practitioners and organisations. Since its launch in April, around 450 individual artists, groups, networks and venues including the Royal Court, Battersea Arts…

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