Richard’s Blogs

Communicating the Cause

This blog is posted in: Blog, Freya's Blogs, Richard's Blogs, Volunteering, Zero Carbon Britain

CAT is currently recruiting for some lovely long-term volunteers to join us here in mid-Wales. Are you looking to gain experience in woodland management, horticulture or marketing? CAT has... Read More

Should Britain look forward to a new wave of tidal power?

This blog is posted in: Blog, Community Energy, Engineering, Hydro Power, Policy and Politics, Renewable Energy, Richard's Blogs, Zero Carbon Britain

Last week, an influential House of Commons committee announced serious concerns over Hafren Power’s proposed Severn barrage. It has been claimed that the facility could provide up to 5%... Read More

Taking the Pressure Off Your Water Use

This blog is posted in: Blog, Richard's Blogs, Sustainability, Zero Carbon Britain

Water conservation is a fantastic way to reduce your ‘water footprint’. It has a positive impact on waste, reduces the need to pump water over long distances and protects... Read More

How to make the most of longer days in the woods

This blog is posted in: Blog, Green Living, Photos, Richard's Blogs, Woodland

If you manage woodlands you’ll know that spring heralds the time to reduce your timber harvesting. Richard and the CAT woodland team look at what opportunities the break in... Read More

Recommended Weekend Viewing

This blog is posted in: Blog, CAT in the media, Climate Change, Community Energy, Green Living, Policy and Politics, Renewable Energy, Richard's Blogs, Sustainability, Video, Zero Carbon Britain

The web is choc-a-bloc with videos vying for your attention on a cold evening indoors.  There are some great nuggets of green information and environmental news online. Here’s a... Read More

Confessions of a Wannabe Woodsman

This blog is posted in: Blog, Green Living, Richard's Blogs, Sustainability, Woodland

I’ve been living in deepest, darkest Wales for nearly half a year now, surrounded by trees and forestry. However, I know next to nothing about these magical places. So... Read More

Photo: Building the new green roof display

This blog is posted in: Blog, Green Building, Photos, Richard's Blogs

Thanks to a generous grant by People’s Postcode Trust, CAT has been able to build a new green roof for the visitor centre. This photo gallery shows the steps... Read More

Photo: Budding woodland managers at CAT

This blog is posted in: Blog, Green Living, Photos, Richard's Blogs, Sustainability, Woodland

Woodland expert Bob Shaw holds a budding branch whilst explaining sustainable woodland management methods. This photo was taken by a participant of CAT’s sustainable woodland management short course. CAT... Read More

Sustainable Architecture Blog: Ramming home the benefits of earth buildings

This blog is posted in: Blog, Green Building, Richard's Blogs, Sustainable Architecture Blog

Building with earth is an incredibly ancient construction method but that doesn’t stop it from being fantastic for modern building design. Rammed earth has excellent construction properties being flexible... Read More

Photo: Biomass training at CAT

This blog is posted in: Biomass, Blog, Community Energy, Engineering, Photos, Richard's Blogs, Students at CAT

CAT’s new HETAS accredited Biomass facility is used for our Installers Short Course as well as allowing our postgraduate students to learn about the possibilities of biofuel heating. Check... Read More

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