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Unhealthy, unsustainable diet!? Moi…?

“Well, maybe you do just eat a little bit too much…” said Laura’s (very tactfully!) when I queried her, slightly exasperatedly about my diet once I’d fiddled around with it in Laura’s Larder – the new online tool about healthy and sustainable diets launched today at CAT. The idea is, you fill in what you might eat during a week and then it tells you the nutritional values of your diet – kilocalorie (energy), protein, fats, salts and micronutrients;... Read More ››

The LOOMing Eco Timebomb.

Exploring the loom band craze Its a question that has been bothering me for a while as I watch my son Neru gleefully produce another bracelet for his already covered arm. Surely these things must have an environmental impact. I stuck my head in the sand and got on with enjoying my son’s abundant creativity. The thing is, I work at CAT and eventually the niggly voice took over; this is what I found out. Everywhere you go these... Read More ››

The Centre for Alternative Technology turns 40

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... Read More ››

Shampoo: To use or not to use.

Garden and Media department volunteer Nathalie Brandebourger from Paraguay stopped using shampoo a year ago. In this article she talks about why she did, what she learnt and what she does instead. Saying stop to shampoo. My name is Nathalie Brandebourger, and 10 months ago, I said stop to shampoo, it’s been almost a year since I last washed my hair with that chemical cocktail known as shampoo. Why did I say STOP? I’d had enough,  I was washing my... Read More ››

Archived!

On the 26th of July, the Centre for Alternative Technology celebrated a truly momentous occasion as it handed over 40 years worth of documents, photos and oral history interviews to the National Library of Wales. The magnificent library building is situated in Aberystwyth overlooking Cardigan Bay. Stunning views, a  sunny day and real excitement marked the event which included speakers from CAT and the National Library, performances and exhibitions of materials. Over 90 oral history interviews, hundreds of documents and publications, approximately 1000 photographs... Read More ››

Hottest April, May and June on record – the heat is on and it’s early

By Ranyl Rhydwen, Senior Lecturer on MSc Sustainability and Adaptation – CAT’s brand new masters degree starting in September 2014. April, May and June 2014 all hottest since records began June 2014 has been reported as being the hottest June since records began in 1891 by the Japanese Meteorological society, 3rd hottest by NASA and hottest by NOAA – data released today. This follows on from April and May 2014, being the hottest or equal hottest since reliable records... Read More ››

Want to eat a healthy and sustainable diet? Ask Laura.

Today, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) launches a new web tool – Laura’s Larder – designed to help you figure out how to eat healthily for you, and the planet. The first of its kind, the tool allows you to put in what you eat, and shows what the nutritional qualities and deficits are, and what impact it has on the global environment in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. It then makes some suggestions for improvement, allowing you... Read More ››

What’s on this summer at CAT?

Summer Highlights With over 7 acres of hands-on displays and gardens and with 40 years of experience in sustainability practice, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) inspires thousands of visitors every year. Based in beautiful Mid Wales, the Centre overlooks the Snowdonia National Park, renowned for its stunning scenery and outdoor activities. Join us with your family, friends or come alone and explore what you can do! This summer there are loads of special activities going on throughout the six week... Read More ››

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    this youtube is so out of date – yep in 3 years it has all changed. Feed in Tariff is half of that, systems cost a lot less than £10k, nearer 5k,

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    These sort of blogs is really informative for students who wanted to know about those past events that took place. This would help them a lot particularly in knowing some of those information that they might apply into their studies.