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Help CAT celebrate their 40th birthday!

Posted by Tasha Kosviner on 1 August 2014 at 6:22 am

If you’re in Wales this weekend you could do worse than pop along to the incomparable Centre for Alternative Technology’s 40th birthday carnival

The carnival runs from 10am-5.30pm tomorrow (Saturday 2 August) and will be a great opportunity to have a look at all the work achieved by this fab organisation over the last 40 years. Carnival events include tours around the organic gardens, rammed earth buildings, woods and wild area, talks on wind, solar and hydro power and tonnes of presentations by local musicians and poets. 

There will also be workshops on a straw bale buildings, green wood working, bowl turning and more.

“Our 40th anniversary is not only a chance to look back on the incredible impacts of CAT over the last 40 years, but it is also a chance to look forward to the next 40.  We need to grasp the environmental challenges we face and create a healthier, sustainable society for a changing planet. The work of CAT, through our educational programmes, visitor centre and Zero Carbon Britain research project, is crucial in order to inform, inspire and enable that change.” Adrian Ramsey, CEO at the Centre for Alternative Technology.

The day will also include a panel discussion from Adrian Ramsay (CAT CEO) at 11am featuring Paul Allen (Zero Carbon Britain) Joan Walley (Labour MP and chair of the Environmental Audit Committee), Doug Parr (Greenpeace) and Natalie Bennett (Green Party leader). Also in attendance will be Cynog Dafis (Plaid Cymru and Trustee of CAT), William Powell (Welsh Assembly Member) and Dai Speake (Mayor of Machynlleth), who will open the occasion.  

If you’d like to ask the panel a question, you can do so via the CAT Twitter account @centre_alt_tech.

Happy birthday CAT! Keep up the good work! 


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