Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a unique demonstration center designed to inspire, inform, and enable society
to move towards ecologically sustainable lifestyles. Nestled in the hillsides
of Southern Snowdonia, in Wales, CAT is Europe's leading environmental display
centre. The seven-acre site includes interactive displays that demonstrate
the power of wind, water, and sun and has working examples of environmentally
responsible buildings, energy conservation, organic growing, and composting.
|The Ateic (Autonomous Environmental Information Centre)
building at the Centre for Alternative Technology. It is constructed
without concrete and has rammed earth walls, sheep's wool insulation
and passive solar design.
The Centre for Alternative Technology has been in existence for over 30
years. Its services include a visitor center open 7 days a week, practical
and informative publications, a mailorder service of green books and products,
educational services for schools, consultancy for individuals and businesses,
residential courses, membership, and a free information service.
For more details, see the Center
for Alternative Technology website.