I didn’t think that I was going to get the opportunity to write for a few days, but then it dawned at me that being here at the Centre for Alternative Technology was too good an opportunity to miss in terms of blogging. So, yesterday I had a little wander round to take some photos of the site that you just might find inspiring…
A map of the site
There is so much to see, that I can only give you a flavour of things here. There are lots of examples of renewable energy:
An old-fashioned wind turbine
Solar energy options
A really large-scale solar array
Some information about it
There are ideas for small spaces:
Container gardening in a yard
Information about building:
Choose your insulation
Applied in practice in the buildings:
The accommodation was built using sustainable materials
And there are activities and exhibits galore:
Plenty to learn and enjoy
And I even encountered another mollusc:
That’s one big slug!
Plus, my learners have been very busy creating their own display whilst increasing their understanding of ecology:
All these were created on the first day of my Introduction to Ecology course
This afternoon we are off to see the sand dunes at Ynyslas and (hopefully) visit the submerged forest that has been exposed by the recent storms.
If you want to visit CAT, it’s open to the public from Easter and located in the middle of Wales, near Machynlleth. Really, it is well worth a visit.