Footprints Ecofestival is on again at Whites Creek Valley Park on Sunday 27 August!  

Join us for our annual sustainability festival and connect with authors, repairers, stylists, tour guides and local environmental initiatives. Celebrate with us your shared passion for sustainable living and be inspired to act on environmental issues that make a positive impact individually and collectively. 

Getting to and around the festival  
An Accessibility Map is available to give people an overview of access considerations before they attend. We encourage you to walk, jog, scoot, skate or cycle to the park. There’ll be free bike parking and bike tune-ups available. The festival is accessible by public transport, with several buses, and light rail stops within 350m to 700m of the park. Full details on the website.  

Sustainability at the festival  

As usual we’re providing reusable coffee cups, so you can enjoy a coffee then drop it off in collection bins around the festival site. We will provide water stations so bring your own reusable water bottle and fill it up. You can help green the festival by also bringing your own coffee cup, cutlery and bags to the festival.  

Highlights of the program 

The full program is available at the Footprints Ecofestival page. 

Empowering Communities 

This discussion will explore the many opportunities that demonstrate how collaborative efforts are shaping effective change and will offer diverse perspectives on community empowerment. 

Energising Australia’s Future 

Join us for an engaging panel discussion led by renowned ABC science journalist Robyn Williams as we delve into the world of sustainable energy solutions and their role in creating a greener, cleaner and safer future. 

Where do I belong in the Climate Movement? 

Through the power of human connection, we can support each other’s efforts and be a catalyst for a more sustainable future. Join the conversation to find out from two active climate action groups in the Inner West- Climate Change Balmain Rozelle and What can I do Australia their approach to inspire change. 

It wouldn’t be Footprints without a little fashion focus!   

  • Drop in at The Stables with your under used, preloved item of clothing between 11am to 1pm for some fashion advice and creative restyling with Joanne Gambale from Slogue and Ali Dibley from Bell Street 
  • They will also be sharing sustainable fashion tips in a fashion show later in the day.   
  • Chloe will also be on hand to help you mend and repair your piece of clothing you bring from home 

Reuse, sharing and repair   

The festival will further promote reuse, sharing and repair of items through these activities: 

  • Electrical and  Furniture repair cafés with The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre will be hosted at The Annandale Community Nursery (open for plant sales) 
  • Joy of Giving will run a Toy swap at their stall 
  • Visit Inner West Council’s Resource Recovery team to be informed about hard to recycle items and what FOGO is 

There are many more fascinating workshops available on backyard and native bees, permaculture, living soil, buying organic food or going all-electric. 

Fun for the whole family  

The festival is designed to be a family-friendly event, with activities and entertainment catering to all age groups. Children can participate in an eco-craft workshop, nature photography, an interactive bug display that nurtures a love for our biodiverse natural environment while being creative. 

We’ve got loads of activities for children at the festival:  

Tours galore 

Explore the unique characteristics of Whites Creek Valley Park on one of our selection of tours:  

Stall holders  

Wander around the stalls and talk to local eco-groups about their initiatives, or browse hand-made, sustainably produced or sourced items to purchase.  

Don’t miss out on this event, a testament to the power of collective action where locals, businesses, and organisations come together to showcase their sustainable initiatives, products and services.  

This collaborative effort creates a perfect place for exchanging ideas and knowledge, encouraging everyone to play an active role in building a greener future in the Inner West. Let’s celebrate sustainability at Footprints Ecofestival on Sunday 27 August, can’t wait to see you there!