Ecologically Sustainable Annandale

Ecologically Sustainable Annandale is a Ramin Communications Project.

Eco-Annandale 2013: The Carbon Cycle

@ Footprints Eco Festival
Sunday 25 August 11am-3pm
Cottage, 31 White Street, Lilyfield


Eco-Annandale is an annual exhibition, which has evolved into an annual conversation in the cottage, at the Footprints Festival.

The theme for Eco-Annandale 2016 is sustainable food. Past Exhibitions: Eco-Annandale 2015, Eco-Annandale 2014, Eco-Annandale 2012 (Energy) | 2011 (Water) | Eco-Annandale 2010@Footprints (Biodiversity) | 2010 (Biodiversity) | 2009 (Annandale's modern Ecosystem).

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Enquiries: Marghanita da Cruz (Curator)
Telephone: 0414-869202

"Carbon is the backbone of life on Earth. We are made of carbon, we eat carbon, and our civilizations—our economies, our homes, our means of transport—are built on carbon"... Diagram of the Carbon Cycle

Eco-Annandale The Carbon Cycle

Emissions Data from Quarterly Update of Australia's National Greenhouse Gas Inventory: September 2012

Motor Vehicles

In 2005, an average of over 120,000 vehicles travelled through Annandale each day (RTA Data). If all these vehicles were the 2010 Holden VE SIDI Commodore Berlina and they travelled just 1km, they would have generated 301g CO2-e(greenguide) each. The total CO2-e equivalent generated by Traffic through Annandale, in just one day, would be 301g*120,000 vehicles =36,120kg....Carbon Footprint of Daily Traffic through Annandale


Wool, Cotton and Silk are natural carbon based textiles, while Rayon and Plastics are man made carbon based materials.


The mineral graphite /ˈɡræfaɪt/ is an allotrope of carbon. It was named by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1789 from the Ancient Greek γράφω (graphō), "to draw/write", for its use in pencils, where it is commonly called lead (not to be confused with the metallic element lead).


'Coal (from the Old English term col, which has meant "mineral of fossilized carbon" since the 13th century)[1] is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.' -

Cyclist, Large Fig tree and Concrete Aqueduct Annandale Sewer Aqueducts

The Annandale Sewer Aqueducts carry sewerage over White and Johnston's Creek to the Main Sewer to a treatment plant at Bondi. At the Bondi, Sydney Water captures biogas, mainly methane, produced in the wastewater treatment process, and converts it to electricity. There are biogas cogeneration plants at Malabar, Cronulla, North Head, Bondi and Wollongong. The Bondi cogeneration plant was fully operational in May 2009. Source: Sydney Water 2009 Annual Report

Visitors' Comments

Photographs by Tony Grech

Wonderful building - special community asset - D, Lilyfield

Fabulous art and great building for the community - J, Annandale

Greetings from the Footprints Ecofestival in Sydney's inner with laptop on verandahNet Traveller woman in hat Woman with Photographs and Didactic Woman with framed photographstwo women chatting

Fireplace with Artwoman with photographsEco-Annandale Art and Science ExhibitionEco-Annandale Art and Science Exhibition man with mug 3 women four women - three seated one standing

Getting to the Exhibition and Festival at Whites Creek, Annandale

Location of Eco-Annandale, Footprints and Eco-Annandale Walk in a larger map

Trip Planner, please visit the 131500 Transport Info website. last updated 2 May 2016.