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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~ Blue dog at her happiest ~ tongue out, grass in her mouth & eating cow poo...
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Standing still just long enough for mum to snap a photo of us together 📸

#kelpie #kelpiepuppy #bluekelpie #australiankelpie #kelpiecountry #dogsofinstagram #kelpiegram #kelpielove #kelpiepup #kelpiesofinstagram #kelpiesofficial #kelpiesofaustralia #puppy #dog #redandtankelpie #redkelpie #dogsofmelbourneaustralia #dogsofaustralia #doglovers #dogstagram
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My sister always tries to heard me, even when Mum is trying to take photos of us!

#kelpie #kelpiepuppy #bluekelpie #australiankelpie #kelpiecountry #dogsofinstagram #kelpiegram #kelpielove #kelpiepup #kelpiesofinstagram #kelpiesofficial #kelpiesofaustralia #puppy #dog #redandtankelpie #redkelpie #dogsofmelbourneaustralia #dogsofaustralia #doglovers #dogstagram
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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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New tractor 🚜🐾

#kelpie #kelpiepuppy #bluekelpie #australiankelpie #kelpiecountry #dogsofinstagram #kelpiegram #kelpielove #kelpiepup #kelpiesofinstagram #kelpiesofficial #kelpiesofaustralia #puppy #dog #redandtankelpie #redkelpie #dogsofmelbourneaustralia #dogsofaustralia #doglovers #dogstagram
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People know I'm a farmer, but not many people know I'm a flower farmer! 🚜🌻

#kelpie #kelpiepuppy #bluekelpie #australiankelpie #kelpiecountry #dogsofinstagram #kelpiegram #kelpielove #kelpiepup #kelpiesofinstagram #kelpiesofficial #kelpiesofaustralia #puppy #dog #redandtankelpie #redkelpie #dogsofmelbourneaustralia #dogsofaustralia #doglovers #dogstagram
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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

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'Lucky' waiting patiently on the farm ute.

#paws4climate #farmlife #farmingforever #kelpie
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In this difficult time with increased isolation for an already isolated population, we want to acknowledge the incredible companionship provided by the farm dogs across Australia. We know that there are dogs who will be providing much needed support to many in rural communities. FCA would love to hear how you are managing the uncertainty and see any photos of your dogs which may brighten a grey day. #farmersforclimateaction #farmingforever #paws4climate ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Today is ‘Take A Walk In The Park Day’, which we reckon is a good reminder to get outside and connect with the environment. Especially while practicing social isolation. Here’s a few friends showing us how it’s done! #dogsofinstagram #australianfarming #paws4climate ...

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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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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.

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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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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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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’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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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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#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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Anika Molesworth says Baxter, Ruby, Paddy and Freddy know hotter temperatures are dangerous to worker health and safety. Cooling off in extreme high summer temperatures is important, but results in less effective work. #paws4climate #agdayau ...

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Fergus & Deb O'Connor run a beef farm in the green rolling hills of South Gippsland, Victoria.
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Canberra's Land Management has led to massive bushfires across the Country and none of this mismanagement gets included in the numbers.

Australia is lagging Renewables. China built the 'Three Gorges Dam' for low-cost Electricity Generation. Canberra blocks change in Australia.

Canberra's Gas calculations are total rubbish !

Governments can make all the legislation they wish, while ever we are plugged into a 19th century technology based on a second industrial Revolution infrastructure we will make little difference....We need to move into the 21st century

What's the report. I came in late.

Sadly the Three Gorges dam displaced local farmers. Pumped hydro energy storage can be implemented in old mine sites.

I agree canberra blocks good solutions.

Bushfire "Carbon Dioxide", never gets included in the national numbers. Canberra can calculate it "down to the tree" because they can count trees by Satelite.

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  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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