Gardening and Wildlife


  Electric Bicycle hire

 Upper Calder

Valley Energy Project

  Woodland action group


  Power in the landscape

  Calderdale waste map

The Solar Club

Dog Poo


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Projects currently running from the ATC



SUSchool aims to enable everyone in the school community to learn about and implement all aspects of sustainable development, in an accessible and cheerful way. 

See our poster for 70 sustainable school tips.
Click here for the website.


If recycling is your bent, then Ekko, the innovative plastics recycling micro-factory will inspire you to look at waste + plastics in a completely different way.

Gardening and Wildlife

The ATC has 3 very different gardens, all showcasing aspects of biodiversity.

Our Sustainable Landscape gardener is working on a variety of projects.


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Future Projects being put together at the ATC





Powering the landscape -

Working in partnership with Calderdale Museums, this project will carry out an audit of all the mills in the Upper Calder Valley, with particular reference to the power used but also exploring the social economy and relating the information to the present and the future sustainability of the valley



Electric Bicycle hire -

Working with the National Trust, we developed a plan for an Electric Bike hire scheme which would run between the ATC, the train station and Gibson Mill. The project will also include a bike recycling facility.



Valley Energy Project -

In line with the demand for renewable energy (RE) which has emerged from the Rural Renaissance process, the ATC is working with partners to establish a valley energy strategy.




Woodland action group

This group was formed through the Rural Renaissance Initiative, as a project which had many crosscutting themes. The ATC brought the group together to help identify the potential for biomass opportunities in the area whilst ensuring that all parties work to a common plan.

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Yorkshire Renewable Energy Network

YREN worked with communities within the Yorkshire and Humber region.

The project helped and advised on all aspects of renewable energy installations.



The Solar Club

Enabling individuals to install their own solar thermal systems.


Dog Poo Project

Fighting poo with poetry!


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