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Zero Carbon Britain: Rethinking the Future

  • Thur 28th - Fri 29th April 2016
    Course starts at 9am and ends at 4pm on the Friday.
    Course fee including full board accommodation:-
    Full £145, Concessions / Low Waged £110.
    Other options are available.

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Course details

An in-depth introduction to CAT’s latest Zero Carbon Britain research, offering a robust, evidence-based scenario that explores ways we can deliver a climate positive future, whilst also maintaining a modern lifestyle.
The course also covers how Zero Carbon Britain can be successfully used as a powerful tool for groups and individuals to inspire positive action, stimulate debate and build consensus in their communities and places of work.
The course is aimed at Local Green Groups, Transition Towns, FOE groups, CAT members, activists etc.

Participants will leave with:-
• Overview of the key environmental challenges
• Long term perspective on relationship between human beings and energy
• Detailed introduction to the ZCB scenario and how it meets climate challenges
• Detailed session on energy modelling and land-use/diets
• How ZCB can offer an national perspective to local action
• Suggestions on how ZCB has been used as a tool for local groups
• Training on how to use/present ZCB.
• Exploration of zero carbon scenarios from other parts of the globe

Course starts at 9am Thursday 28th April 2016 and ends at 4pm on the Friday 29th April 2016.
Course fee including full board accommodation in twin ensuite shared room:- Standard £145, Concessions or Low waged £110. These are available to book online.

We also have other accommodation available (only available by calling on 01654 704952):-

Bunk House – Standard £130, Concessions or Low Waged £90.

We can also offer the course only (without accommodation) including Lunch and Dinner – Standard £70, Concessions or Low Waged £50.

As well as the packed two day course above, we are also offering two optional sessions FREE OF CHARGE.

Saturday 30th April - additional optional session:-
10.00am-12.00 noon.

Session 10 (Optional): Linking ZCB to wellbeing and inner practice to further explore ideas of how you might use ZCB in your own work/local group etc. This session draws from various bodies of work including Joanna Macy.
It offers those involved at any level of activism or sustainability, an introduction to how people can come together for the necessary process of inner re-sourcing. We will spend time reflecting and reconnecting to our original call and motivation for our choice of work; identifying the nature and impact of stresses and blocks that we face, and exploring ways to both re-frame and move through these challenges using experiential exercises and group processes. It is designed to re-source you by strengthening your capacity to respond healthily and skilfully to the ongoing challenges in the outer world.

Sunday 1st May - additional optional session:-

Session 11: (Optional) – What Next? Open Space workshop to allow participants to further explore their ideas of how they might use ZCB in their work etc.

Let us know if you would like to extend you stay with us, you could arrive the night before or stay for the weekend of the fantastic Machynlleth Comedy Festival.

WISE (Twin rooms with ensuite) - Bed only £35, B&B £40, Half board £50, Full Board £60, Bunk house (shared single sex dorm room with shared bathroom) - Bed only £20, B&B £25, Half Board £35, Full Board £45.

Due to limited spaces, these two FREE optional add-ons and the extra accommodation are ONLY available by calling 01654 704952 and are not available to book online.

To reserve a place on one of our courses, choose one of the following options:

• Online: Click on the “Book online” button either below, or in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions.

• By telephone: Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 952 with your credit card details.
• By post: Firstly, call the Courses Department on 01654 704 952 to check availability and then post cheque to:

Short courses
Centre for Alternative Technology
SY20 9AZ

Please note: a £100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.

The balance of the course fee is due two weeks before the start of the course.

Course Fees and Concessions
We offer concessions rates where stated for some courses, concessions apply to unemployed, retired or full-time students.

Our course fees include full board accommodation, tuition and materials, unless otherwise stated.

Cancellation Policy
Please note that we will make the following cancellation charges:
a) more than two weeks before the course - half the fee forfeit.
b) less than two weeks before the course - the full fee forfeit.

The deposit is non refundable in most circumstances.

However, the Centre reserves the right to cancel any courses, deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.


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