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Build a zero-carbon future with CAT

Build a zero-carbon future with CAT

Can you help bring nature back from the brink and build a zero-carbon future, by becoming a member of the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) today?

As the effects of climate change spread across the world with extinctions, fires and floods, CAT is ready with the tools and skills to change this trajectory.

With our common aims in mind, CAT is offering free membership to all Rotary members in Great Britain and Ireland.

They are helping to create ever-stronger networks of like-minded people, sharing and creating pathways to a greener, fairer society by focusing on the practical steps needed to create a sustainable future.

The hundreds of thousands of people who learn practical skills at CAT are already busy working in environmental policy, energy, food growing, sanitation and water systems, building, architecture, ecology, transport and renewable energy.

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The hundreds of thousands of people who learn practical skills at CAT

They are helping communities, local authorities and devolved countries to rebuild and plan for a healthier, fairer and safer future. They working with local and national governments, just as Rotary does, to help them reinvest in this vital and urgent zero-carbon work.

This skilled and determined network of change-makers can include all of us.

By becoming a member of CAT you will:

  • Receive CAT’s quarterly magazine Clean Slate. It’s packed full of practical advice and diverse perspectives.
  • Get unlimited free access to the CAT visitor centre in Machynlleth, Wales. As you wander around the green buildings, organic gardens and woodlands, it’s hard to picture that 50 years ago most of the site was a pile of rubble from the slate quarry.
  • Enjoy courses, free webinars, a free information service, and much more.

As Rotary welcomes ‘Protecting the Environment’ as its seventh Area of Focus later this year, membership of CAT is a great way for to take more steps in helping the planet and promoting a sustainable future.

As the effects of climate change spread across the world with extinctions, fires and floods, CAT is ready with the tools and skills to change this trajectory.”

From the smallest urban green space that allows nature to flourish in the city, to the great expanses of peat bog and woodland – for decades CAT has researched and practised how human development can work with and support nature whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

 


History of CAT

CAT’s growers have composted waste into rich soil for food. Their biologists have designed circular water systems that powered the railway and created reed beds and lakes overflowing with wildlife.

Their builders have invented new low-carbon architecture with tall earth walls and green oak timber. Wind and hydro turbines, heat pumps and solar panels have provided the energy. And the woodland team have transformed conifer plantations into native broadleaf forests thriving with dormice and pine martens. All of CAT is a living laboratory of sustainability.

CAT’s growers have composted waste into rich soil for food. Their biologists have designed circular water systems that powered the railway and created reed beds and lakes overflowing with wildlife.”

Solving problems together helps people to find their strength and hope, and this is an approach that is deeply rooted in CAT’s history and culture. With practical solutions and shared learning, CAT and Rotary may turn seemingly impossible situations around.

Join now via CAT’s website at www.cat.org.uk/rotary

 


Membership costs after the year is up:

Individuals – £30 (UK), £37 (EU), £42 (Rest of World)

Joint – £36 (UK), £43 (EU), £48 (Rest of World)

Family* – £40 (UK), £47 (EU), £52 (Rest of World)
*Two adults and up to five children

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