News & Blog

A better world is possible! Discover the latest from CAT on climate change, our Zero Carbon Britain research, what's happening on site, green building, renewable energy, along with posts on a broad range of topics relating to sustainability.

Stay up to date on all the latest news by signing up for our e-news and following us on twitter and facebook.

Come and play Giant Jenga

Jenga is a game of physical and mental skills created by Leslie Scott in 1983. Leslie Scott was born in South Africa before moving moving to Ghana. She was raised…

Read More

New display for CAT shows how to insulate sustainably.

A new display, built by architecture students, which shows how to insulate existing homes efficiently and sustainably, is currently being constructed at the Centre for Alternative Technology. In a new…

Read More

Hedgerow Herbalism: make your own teas and massage oils

This year we have a new short course here at CAT, hedgerow herbalism, where you can learn to scout for herbs, sustainable harvesting from the wild, fresh use, preparing herbs…

Read More

Bumpy Feathered Love

The middle of March and love has been in the air recently at CAT, with the resident chaffinches seeking out their mating partners, and creating some serious collisions in the…

Read More

Some colour on the steps

The early signs of spring have started appearing at CAT recently, with the appearance of  coltsfoot on the Garden Steps, adding an extra bit of colour to the walk up…

Read More

2000 people call for a zero carbon britain by 2030

Saturday 4th December 8.30am The day started just after eight am with a telephone interview on what we are doing for the march in London to Radio Shropshire. Although the…

Read More

zero carbon controversy

The launch of zerocarbonbritain2030 was an exciting moment for the Centre for Alternative Technology – hotly anticipated and eagerly awaited- it was always going to be controversial. After all, reducing…

Read More

zero carbon britain week

hi there I excited to be this weeks CAT’s ‘face of facebook’!! My name is Paul Allen, and I am the external relations director at CAT. My background is in…

Read More

Hydro power practical on CAT’s renewable energy masters course

This week, I’m attending the hydro power module of our MSc university course – Renewable Energy in the Built Environment. And I can only say: It’s great fun! Today the…

Read More

Enews Sign Up

Keep up to date with our latest news, blogs and events by signing up to our emails and following us on social media.