Farmers are on the frontline of climate change. This means more droughts, more wild and unpredictable weather, making it harder to live on the land. The good news is that they’re not alone.

Beside almost every farmer is a climate-smart, ever-loyal farm dog.

This Dog Day, 26 August, we’re paying tribute to the unsung heroes of Australia’s farm yards: our farm dogs.

We’re calling on farmers – and their supporters – to share pics of their four-legged farmhands with the hashtag #paws4climate over the next month. Bonus points if you tell us how your dog is helping you in the fight for climate action: with a lick on the hand when you need it, as a low-cost, low-input farm helper, or …? 

We’ll be shortlisting some of the best, and you’ll get a chance to vote for your favourite farm dog on our website. The top 12 are going to be featured in our 2021 calendar!

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Happy dog day! This farm Lab supports #paws4climate as she likes nothing better than mild weather, a dam to swim and a damp hole to lay in. The temperature is only 20C today and she is already feeling the heat! Let’s dial down the heat for our pets by ⬇️ GHG emissions. ...

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If I promise to be good, Banjo takes me for an afternoon walk. Sometimes we even go off-leash.

#noonbahstation #outbacklife #paws4climate #koolie #kooliesofinstagram #experiencelongreach #westernqld #outbackqueensland #longreachshire #travelgram #kuntrygram #westernqueensland #thisisqueensland #visit_qld #australiagram #seeaustralia #outbackaustralia
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ʜᴀᴘᴘɪɴᴇss ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʟᴀɴᴅ....
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#viewfromtheland #rurallife #rurallifestyle #farmlife #countryliving #theland #australiancattledog #bluey #bluecattledog #loyalcompanion #cattlefarm #cattlefarming #mobble #agriculture #australianagriculture #ruralphoto #abcmyphoto #thankafarmer #ringerswestern #amansbestfriend #canonphotography #paws4climate
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It is the fight of our generation, any wonder our Kelpies are on the job? #stopadani #stopadanicoalmine #farmersforclimateaction #climateaction #climateactionnow #parisagreement #kelpiesagainstcoal #puppiesagainstpollies #galilleeblockade #notoadani #climatechangeisreal #savethegreatbarrierreef #nonewcoal #endcoal #frontlineactiononcoal #yaleprogramonclimatechangecommunication #upholdparisagreement #notocoal #climatejustice #actonclimate #healthyfuture #u21sdgweek #landrightsnotminingrights #timetochose #paws4climate #dogsforfuture ...

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It`s good to have a couple of mates to help when you`re out checking where the rain has been. #paws4climate #outbackqueensland #noonbahstation ...

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Friday feels...knocking off early......
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#bluecattledog #bluey #healer #knockofffromwork #australiancattledog #mansbestfriend #farmlife #abcmyphoto #landline #viewfromtheland #farmlifeaustralia #everythingaustralian #mobble #agriculture_aust #agriculture #cattlefarm #rurallife #rural #kickinupdustco #canonphotography #canonaustralia #capturethemoment #collectmomentsnotthings #animalportraits #thisiscountryaustralia #paws4climate
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~ Blue dog at her happiest ~ tongue out, grass in her mouth & eating cow poo...
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#bluecattledog #cattledog #bluey #australiancattledog #australiancattledogsofinstagram #workingdog #mansbestfriend #heelerdog #happydog #dogontheland #thankafarmer #loyal #agriculture #australianagriculture #rurallife #rural #ruralphotographer #happiness #inthemoment #raw_country #canonphotography #paws4climate
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No to giving our precious water to mining! #stoptheloan #stopadani #galilleeblockade #kelpiesagainstcoal #kelpiesagainstpollies #climateactionnow #climateaction #climatechangeisreal #yaleprogramonclimatechangecommunication #stopadanicoalmine #nonewcoal #renewableenergy #solarcitizens #nomining #upholdparisagreement #parisagreement #frontlineactiononcoal #farmersforclimateaction #notocoal #climatejustice #actonclimate #healthyfuture #waterislife #u21sdgweek #timetochose #landrightsnotminingrights #paws4climate #dogsforfuture ...

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#Repost @verdantproduce. Thank you for sharing this great picture! #paws4climate
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Concerned hounds with their crazy owner posing for real climate action! #paws4climate
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We completely agree with Christopher and Molly the koolie cross rescue dog, there is no planet B! #paws4climate #climateaction

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous picture @keholberton.

#paws4climate #farmersforclimateaction
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Thanks for the #paws4climate pic @agzero2030! 🐕🐶🌞🌱

Dog Day may be over, but we still want to see all your #paws4climate pics.

By sharing your photos with us your dog may become part of our 2021 calendar.

Follow the link in our bio for more information.
#Repost @agzero2030

Happy dog day! This farm Lab supports #paws4climate as she likes nothing better than mild weather, a dam to swim and a damp hole to lay in. The temperature is only 20C today and she is already feeling the heat! Let’s dial down the heat for our pets by ⬇️ GHG emissions.
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We still want to see your #paws4climate pics!

Tag us in your pictures and use #paws4climate, and your four legged friend could feature in our 2021 calendar!

Thanks to @angusemmottphotography for this brilliant picture of Banjo.

#Repost @angusemmottphotography
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Banjo’s specialty swimming stroke - the doggy paddle.

#canon #canonaustralia #noonbahstation #paws4climate #koolie #koolies #kooliedog #kooliesofinstagram #dogsofi̇nstagram #kooliesofaustralia #outbacklife #experiencelongreach #animalphotography #westernqld #australianoutback #outbackqueensland #visit_qld #australiangeographic #thisisqueensland #australiagram #australia_shotz #natgeoaustralia #austtravellermag #seeaustralia #travelgramaustralia #unlimitedaustralia

All images for sale. Email [email protected] for enquiries.
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We’d love to see your #paws4climate photos this Dog Day! Post a photo of your dog using #paws4climate and tag us!

Dusty here is a seasoned climate campaigner, attending rallies in Canberra and always fighting for a low carbon future.

To enter the calendar competition as well, follow the link in our bio.

#farmersforclimateaction #farmdogs #dogsofinstagram #aussiefarmers #paws4climate
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Vote for your favourite #paws4climate photos. The winners will be part of our 2021 calendar!

Thank you to everyone who shared with us their photos of their furry farm hands. We received so many adorable photos, but we had to narrow it down to a handful for voting.

Visit the link in our bio to choose your favourites!

#farmingforever #pws4climate #climateaction #aussiefarms #farmdogs #aussieworkingdogs
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Are you excited for Part 1 of our Regional Horizons Summit tomorrow? Flossy certainly is.

Professor Lesley Hughes, Climate Council and Macquarie University, will provide an overview of the climate change science in Australia, while Russell Mehmet, Willis Towers Watson, will help us to understand the future outlook for insurance, in particular farm insurance in light of climate change.

Follow the link in our bio to upcoming events to RSVP if you haven’t already! #paws4climate
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#Repost @woodstockflour. Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous #paws4climate picture of Jip with us.

There is still plenty of time to share your #paws4climate picture with us for a chance for your dog to feature in our 2021 calendar.
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Good lookin’ boy 🐕 Jip knows what’s up ➡️ #pawsforclimate #farmersforclimateaction @farmersforclimateaction #cleanenergy
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Today is #DogDay, a day to appreciate the love and value that dogs bring to our daily lives. Beside almost every farmer is a climate-smart, ever-loyal farm dog.

To celebrate our favourite four-legged farmhands, we are calling on farmers and supporters to share pictures of their best dog pictures with #paws4climate over the next month. Bonus points if you tell us how your dog is helping you in the fight for climate action!

Lilly here has watched the climate changing over the last 14 years, and thinks it’s about we got some serious climate policy.

We’ll be shortlisting some of the best, and you’ll get a chance to vote for your favourite farm dog on our website. The top 12 are going to be featured in our 2021 calendar!

To enter the calendar photo competition, make sure to use #paws4climate, tag us in the picture and upload a copy to our website (in case we miss it due to privacy settings)

Follow the links in our bio to enter.

#farmersforclimateaction #aussiefarmers #paws4climate #climateaction #dogsofinstagram #farmdogs
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Tess fully supports the NFF and their net zero by 2050 target. You can too by signing our #netzeropetition calling for Scott Morrison to do the same (link in bio).

You have all month to share with us your #paws4climate photos! Our favourites will be voted on, with the winners making up our 2021 calendar.

#paws4climate #dogsofinstagram #farmersforclimateaction #aussiefarmers #farmdogsofinstagram #farmdog #climateaction
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Freddy here loves his home in far western NSW and knows that looking after it mean tackling climate change.

Thank you @anikamolesworth for sharing such a lovely #paws4climate picture.

Have you signed the petition calling on Scott Morrison for net zero emissions by 2050? Follow the link in our bio to read what Anika is asking the prime minister to do and to add your voice.

Phot credit: Klorane

#netzeropetition #aussiefarmers #farmdogs #dogsofinstagram #farmingforever
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Our 2021 #paws4climate calendar is available for purchase! 🐕

Follow the link in our bio to buy a calendar that will support our work in the New Year.

Every month there are beautiful farm dogs who are passionate about climate action.

Buy one today!

#farmdogs #aussiefarmers #farmdogsofinstagram #farmdoglife #climateaction #farmingforever
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Thank you @hallygrammer for sharing this fantastic picture of Lucky!

There is still plenty of time to share your #paws4climate photos with us and have your dog feature in our 2021 calendar. Follow the link in our bio for more information 🐕
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`Lucky` waiting patiently on the farm ute.

#paws4climate #farmlife #farmingforever #kelpie
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We still want to see your #paws4climate photos!

Share your favourite farm dog photos using #paws4climate or send it to us using the link in our bio.

Sir Roy here is passionate about the benefits of a wind farm for the wider community.

#farmingforever #farmersforclimateaction #dogsofinstagram #farmdog #aussiefarmers
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Here are Banjo and Maple showing their #paws4climate 🐾🐾 Do you know a farm dog? Apply for our photo comp on our website (via the link in our bio). The top 12 pics will feature in our 2021 calendar 🗓🗓 ...

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Dog Day may be over, but we still want to see your #paws4climate pics!

Share with us your favourite dog photos, and our favourites will then be voted on to go into our 2021 calendar!

#paws4climate #farmersforclimateaction #aussiefarmers #farmdogs #dogsofinsta
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Dust storm near Broken Hill NSW, 18th January 2019.

#Duststorm #grit #drought #rain #ClimateAction #climatechange #auspol #ClimateStrike #climatereality #climatechangeisreal #climate #climatejustice #actonclimate #climateaction #paws4climate farmersforclimateaction
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Thanks Zerella Wines for sharing this gorgeous guy with us on Facebook!
With the effects of climate change on water resources, efficient management of our vineyard irrigation is important to us at Zerella Wines. That is why we have been training puppy Benji to keep a check on our irrigation lines. If there is a leak he is sure to find the mud. #paws4climate #AgDayAU
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Our Chair Brett Hall has put pen to paper in an opinion piece for The Weekly Times. The most read publication in rural Australia. farmersforclimateaction.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/2023-8-Brett-Hall-OpEd-in-The-Weekly-Ti... ... See MoreSee Less

Our Chair Brett Hall has put pen to paper in an opinion piece for The Weekly Times. The most read publication in rural Australia. https://farmersforclimateaction.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/2023-8-Brett-Hall-OpEd-in-The-Weekly-Times.png

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We are facing a global climate emergency. We are hurtling towards çatastrophic climate breakdown. Emergency situations require emergency action. To prevent mass global starvation in the second half of this century there needs to be global economic transformation on the scale of the world war 2 mobilization. Labor's climate policies are just smoke and mirrors as their corporate donors open up massive new fossil fuel projects with fat tax payer subsidies. Real climate action would include net zero before 2035, ending all government subsidies and tax loop holes for fossil fuel corporations and banni g all new fossil fuel projects. Labor is doing none of that.

We're really pleased to share that Natalie Collard will commence as CEO of Farmers for Climate Action in mid-September.

Farmers for Climate Action Board Chair Brett Hall said Ms Collard was an outstanding candidate from a huge field of quality applicants.

“On behalf of our Board I’m so pleased to welcome Ms Collard to the CEO role in this decisive decade for climate change and pollution reduction,” Mr Hall said.

“Natalie brings a wealth of experience spanning significant agricultural sector appointments, and an excellent understanding of the need for emissions reduction in key sectors such as transport, telecommunications, renewables and government.”

Read our full announcement here: bit.ly/3E9L0ch
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Were really pleased to share that Natalie Collard will commence as CEO of Farmers for Climate Action in mid-September.

Farmers for Climate Action Board Chair Brett Hall said Ms Collard was an outstanding candidate from a huge field of quality applicants. 

“On behalf of our Board I’m so pleased to welcome Ms Collard to the CEO role in this decisive decade for climate change and pollution reduction,” Mr Hall said.

“Natalie brings a wealth of experience spanning significant agricultural sector appointments, and an excellent understanding of the need for emissions reduction in key sectors such as transport, telecommunications, renewables and government.”

Read our full announcement here: https://bit.ly/3E9L0ch

Live streamed on Sky News at the Herald Sun Bush Summit last week, Farmers for Climate Action Board Director Brett Hosking made it clear that we need deep emissions reduction this decade. ... See MoreSee Less

Climate change is pushing farm insurance through the roof.

Two recent insurance reports have laid bare the rising cost of climate change inaction.

Ulmarra farmer Peter Lake appeared on 9 News, and he says climate change has made floods on his northern New South Wales farm more frequent and severe, and made his farm insurance unaffordable.

Read our media statement here: bit.ly/47yHQfL
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Climate change is pushing farm insurance through the roof.

Two recent insurance reports have laid bare the rising cost of climate change inaction.

Ulmarra farmer Peter Lake appeared on 9 News, and he says climate change has made floods on his northern New South Wales farm more frequent and severe, and made his farm insurance unaffordable.

Read our media statement here: https://bit.ly/47yHQfL
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Terms & Conditions

  1. There are two steps for entering the competition:
    a. Entries are to be made on either Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using #paws4climate and tagging Farmers for Climate Action (Twitter: @farmingforever, Facebook and Instagram: Farmers for Climate Action); and
    b. Uploading a high resolution version of the image to our website (here).
  2. You may enter the competition more than once, but Farmers for Climate Action will only select one of your photos for the shortlist.
  3. By submitting photos to the competition, you give Farmers for Climate Action the right to use the photos in social media posts, the calendar, the website and for any other purpose after the closure of the competition.
  4. If your image is selected to be in the Farmers for Climate Action 2021 calendar, you will receive a free calendar.
  5. Entries to the photo competition close at 5pm 21 October 2020.
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