The Centre for Alternative Technologies is an education and visitor centre demonstrating practical solutions for sustainability. They cover all aspects of green living; environmental building, eco-sanitation, woodland management, renewable energy, energy efficiency and organic growing.

Their site acts as a valuable practical demonstration centre; it is a living laboratory with an enormous range of live examples of sustainable solutions. CAT has the largest range of installed renewable systems anywhere.

In terms of education, CAT runs a visitor centre, information service on sustainable living, graduate school with degrees related to the environment, courses for the public, education to visiting schools, outreach work, and a variety of other programmes to educate people about sustainability.

CAT offers support to educators through free downloadable resources, training and consultancy, and the opportunity for teachers and their pupils to visit the centre and learn about more sustainable modes of living.


To find out more, please visit their website:

You can also have a look at the environmental education area of their website:


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