Welcome to CAT Graduate School of the Environment

Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) offers positive solutions and training towards making Britain and beyond zero carbon. Our range of postgraduate and practical skills courses draw on more than 40 years of experience in sustainability, renewable energy, architecture and the built environment.  Join one of our programmes and gain the practical skills to launch your career in making change happen.

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Graduate School News

  • Industrial Nature

    An award-winning company set up by CAT graduates is creating sustainable building materials from by-products of UK-grown crops. Technical director Euan Lochhead

  • Happy International Women’s Day!

    Architects, engineers, climate scientists, teachers, growers, writers, builders, researchers, ecologists, artists… To all the amazing women across the world

  • Join CAT at Build It Live North West

    This February, join us as Build It Live North West as we demonstrate sustainable building materials and techniques in the ‘Centre for Alternative Technology