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Half way through- and still a lot to do.

The COP15 climate talks in Copenhagen are not going well- for anyone. We are 7 days into the summit, there is a draft agreement on the table but it is…

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Science says ‘we must’, technology says ‘we can’, it’s time to say ‘we will’

We now know our science says ‘we must’. The most recent evidence on climate change reveals a situation more urgent than had been expected, even by those who have been…

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Carbonhagen here we come!

Paul Allen, Kim Bryan , Tanya Hawkes and Alex Randall from The Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth set off today to Denmark – via Saturday’s massive WAVE demonstration in…

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UK Social Enterprise Awards- Vote for CAT

Voting is underway for the UK social enterprise awards.  CAT scooped the award for the largest Welsh social enterprise award on the 19th of November. The eight winners of the…

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CAT gears up for Copenhagen

In the run up to the climate talks in Copenhagen, the CAT team will be analysing, digesting and regurgitating interesting articles, opinions and news to send to our followers and…

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Aerial view of CAT

Centre for Alternative Technology receives £650,000 Thanks to Graham and Margaret Sheppard

CAT charity has received its biggest donation from an individual in its 35-year history thanks to Margaret and Graham Sheppard. Graham, who was a long time supporter of CAT sadly…

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organic gardens at CAT

Sustainable Land Use Seminar

Over 80 people from a broad spectrum of backgrounds met yesterday at CAT to discuss and debate sustainable land use in a Zero Carbon Britain (ZCB) scenario. The seminar asked…

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Consumption versus Community: article for Ethical Consumer magazine

“The task of the truly concerned citizen is not simply to navigate through various consumer choices remaining as ethically pure as possible. Our task must be to fully engage in…

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From the green valleys to the White House

The small nation of Wales will be presenting some huge ideas at this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC, later this month. Experts will discuss the future, including the…

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