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Radical action is needed if we are to avoid dangerous climate breakdown. CAT offers practical solutions and hands-on learning to help create a zero carbon world.

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Discover a hidden world, packed full of working examples of renewable energy, beautiful organic gardens and more.

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Days out & events

This summer - immerse yourself in nature on one of our new bookable experiences.

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Experience Gift Vouchers

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CAT at Home

Explore sustainable solutions from your home or garden with a range of online resources from CAT.

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Webinars and online events

Gain practical tips and explore sustainability with CAT. Includes our popular series of free webinars.

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CAT at Home

Explore sustainable solutions from your home or garden with online resources from CAT.

Whether you’re keen to use your time at home to learn more about solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergency or are looking for fun wildlife activities to keep the kids connected to nature, we’ve got lots of online resources to help.

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Calling all nature loving gardeners. We’re offering a fantastic day of exploring wildlife gardening with CAT’s expert gardens team, packed full of essential knowledge to help wildlife thrive in your…

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Create natural, low-impact structures with world-renowned expert. If you’re thinking of building your own eco home, workshop or community space, straw bales could be the answer. This five-day introduction to…

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Get to grips with the basics of beekeeping and explore the biology of honeybees and their environmental benefits.  This confidence boosting course will cover all you need to know to…

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Graduate School of the Environment

Gain the knowledge and skills to help address environmental change. CAT’s postgraduate courses are respected across the world, providing a big-picture, integrated approach to sustainability.

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Zero Carbon Britain

To tackle climate change, all emissions that can go to zero must go to zero – as rapidly as possible. CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain research shows how this can be done using technology available today.

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Dr Anna Bullen, Innovation Lab Manager, explains how a collaboration between CAT and Aberystwyth University is finding new ways to communicate about the climate and biodiversity crises.

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Free Information Service

Wondering what you can do in your own home to help combat climate change? CAT’s free information service offers independent and impartial advice on a wide range of areas to help you live more sustainably.

Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels

Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Panels

The price of Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels has dropped rapidly in the last ten years. A domestic PV array can now be cost effective without any subsidy. You can sell…

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Natural building materials

Natural building materials

At CAT we’ve been using natural building materials for many years, and you can see examples all around our visitor centre. We also run hands-on courses and workshops and sell…

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Energy saving at home

Energy saving at home

Domestic energy saving measures are vital if we are to achieve the goal of a zero carbon future. Reducing the UK’s energy demand will make it much easier to meet…

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