Record Details

NGOCentre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
AddressCentre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, SY20 9AZ
Telephone01654 705950
Background InformationThe Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is an environmental body, seeking to demonstrate practical solutions to issues such as climate change, pollution and environmental degradation, through the development and public demonstration of sustainable technologies. The Centre was established in a disused slate quarry by Gerard Morgan-Grenville, and opened two years later as a visitors' centre. The Centre for Alternative Technology Charity also exists (no. 265239), previously known as the Society for Environmental Improvement. CAT is also connected with a number of other organisations through the Schumacher Circle (see below). Company no. 1459589. Sources:;
Year Created1973
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesSociety for Environmental Improvement
Related OrganisationsSchumacher Circle members: Jeevika Trust; Practical Action; Schumacher College; Schumacher UK; Soil Association; New Economics Foundation
KeywordsClimate change & global warming; Environment and conservation; Wales.
CollectionsThis organisation was contacted by DANGO and to date we have received no reply.
Last Edited ByRC at 23/10/2007 14:38:04