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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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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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Why green manure is important and how to use it in your garden

by Katie Croft Gardens Department As the sun’s finally shining and our seedlings are ready for planting out, now’s the time for turning in the green manures on site. Green…

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Measuring the footprint of the Dyfi Valley

by: Julie Bromilow Education Department “I would thoroughly endorse the value of the learning experiences these pupils benefited from” said Jan Bond, External Subject Expert for Geography at the Welsh…

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Values for money: rethinking the food system. Interview with Professor Tim Lang

By Peter Harper Few people know more about food than Professor Tim Lang. I put some questions to him for Clean Slate magazine PH: One of your most influential books…

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