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Zero Carbon Britain

  • Weds 2nd - Fri 4th May 2018.
    Course runs 10am - 8pm on Weds, 9am - 6pm on Thurs
    and 9am - 4pm on Friday.
    Course fee £40 on Weds (including lunch and evening meal),
    £30 on Thursday (including lunch)
    and £30 on Friday (including lunch).

  • Dates, Times & Fees

Course details

Wed 2 May 2018 - Rethinking the Future. Includes The Extraordinary Story of Human Beings, Energy and Happiness, the role of technology, land and food talk and an overview of Who's Getting Ready for Zero?, mapping a range of rapid decarbonisation scenarios from across the globe.

Thurs 3 May 2018 - Making It Happen. Overview of the Making It Happen report - CAT’s report on 100 good ideas on overcoming barriers in the four key sectors on energy, food, buildings and transport, as well as wider barriers in economics, politics, psychology and values. This day will also explore the many community led groups that are springing up and how to use ZCB to envision a low carbon future. Attended a ZCB course before? We suggest you attend just Thursday and Friday.

Fri 4 May 2018 - Tools, Resources and Practice. A day of breakout workshops, covering diverse but related disciplines, such as how to tell an effective story, educational tools, engaging the arts, nature connection, non violent communication and permaculture.

The course price includes lunch. Additional meals and board are available at CAT, B&B in our award winning WISE building from just £40 per night.

Neoliberalism: the break-up tour Thursday 3rd May
Part of the ZCB course for May, watch this brilliant live performance by Sarah Woods (playright and campaigner) and Andrew Simms ( author , analyst and campaigner).
Part fast-paced stand-up and part game show, we follow the rise of neoliberalism with a romp through various banking crises and boom and busts, to the state of austerity and inequality we now find ourselves in. The glory days of neoliberal economics are coming to an end, and during this whirlwind tour we will explore how to move forward rapidly enough to prevent disaster and bring about a better future.
With a live Q&A afterwards, this is a show not to be missed.

Free for ZCB course participants.
£8/ £6 (conc) for visitors (limited tickets available).

From Friday – Sunday 6th May Machynlleth is hosting the hugely popular Comedy Festival and ZCB short course may feature some special guest speakers! Why not stay on after the ZCB course and enjoy the festival. We offer B&B, half board and full board at CAT, simply contact us to extend your stay on 01654 704 966 or email Courses .

Things you need to know

You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

Booking, Fees and Cancellation policy

To book a place on one a course, please choose one of the following options:

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

• Call the Courses Department on 01654 704 966 with your bank card details.


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

Please also note our Cancellation & Refund Policy
a) 2 day course fees are non-refundable.
b) CAT reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.

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or phone 01654 704 966

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