Event update: Friday 2 September
Footprints Ecofestival is going ahead tomorrow Saturday 3 September. With some rain predicted, please bring along your raincoats and gumboots, and take care travelling to, from and around the park.
Please note that due to late cancellation, Auslan interpretation will no longer be available for the event. We apologise for any inconvenience and please contact Council staff for further assistance.
Celebrate Footprints Ecofestival!
Rediscover and regenerate at our Spring sustainability festival and reconnect with local environmental initiatives.
Join us for information and market stalls, workshops, talks, tours, food and entertainment for the whole family. Explore the local food forest, wetland, community garden and learn from a First Nations perspective.
Ride your bike: free bike parking and bike tune-ups available.
Small stage program
||Welcome to Country
||Official welcome from Mayor Darcy Byrne
||Bella Donna Gorgonzola
Audio in the Cottage
How are we greening the festival?
Footprints Ecofestival isn’t just about showcasing sustainability in our Inner West community, it’s also about showing how to run a sustainable festival. So how is Inner West Council doing this?
Council has a single-use plastic free policy and all vendors have agreed not to use any single-use plastic bags, water bottles, straws, coffee cups, containers or cutlery on site.
Once again festival-goers will be able to enjoy a cup of coffee in a reusable Ruzi cup. Ruzi cups can be dropped in collection bins around the festival site.
All food waste will be collected and processed off-site.
The festival will promote reuse, sharing and repair of items through various activities:
These actions take the Inner West another step towards becoming a zero waste community.
There will be water stations in the park so attendees can bring their own reusable water bottle and fill it up. You can help green the festival by bringing your own water bottle, coffee cups, cutlery and bags to the festival.
You can also reduce emissions by walking, cycling or catching public transport to the event. Bikes can be left in a secure location and Pedal Set Go will be holding free bicycle tune-ups throughout the day.
Council will be running two stalls at the festival with ideas, tips and tools to tackle climate change and ways to move towards zero waste in the Inner West.
Do you want more information about Inner West Council's sustainability programs? There are sustainability projects underway across the Inner West. More details at our Environment and sustainability webpage