The Centre for Alternative Technology turns 40

The Centre for Alternative Technology turns 40

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This summer, the Centre for Alternative Technology has been celebrating its 40th birthday. On the 26th of July CAT handed over to the National Library of Wales an extensive collection of photos and historical interviews that document the last 40 years at CAT. On the 2nd of August CAT hosted a birthday carnival with speakers, workshops, music and over 1,200 visitors. It was a truly fantastic day.

Adrian Ramsey CEO of CAT said:

“We are delighted with the number of people who came on Saturday and the carnival atmosphere this created. The level of support and enthusiasm for CAT from all that came was inspiring. Hundreds of people from the local community, past members of staff and volunteers, and CAT supporters from around the UK all enjoyed the talks, tours, children’s activities, stalls and entertainment. I would like to thank everyone who helped at the event and everyone who came along to make the day a real success.”
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For the last 4 decades CAT has informed, inspired and enabled an estimated 2 million people who have visited the centre, taken part in courses and workshops and become change-makers in building a sustainable UK. The 40th anniversary has been a wonderful chance to look back on the work of this incredible organisation over the last 40 years, but also to look forward to the next 40. The work of CAT through its graduate school, courses, educational programmes, visitor centre and zero carbon project is crucial in order to inform, inspire and enable that change.



Some of the great media coverage we have had around our 40th anniversary

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BBC Wales

ITV Wales

Radio 4 Today Programme listen at around 49 mins


Western Mail

The Voice of Russia



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