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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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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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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~ 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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Banjo, king of all he surveys.

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

All images for sale. Email [email protected] for enquiries.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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#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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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’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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#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's dog Baxter believes the next generation of farm workers deserve a fair go. Burning harmful fossil fuels is putting his future at risk. Let’s think of tomorrow when we act today. #IntergenerationalEquity #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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The awesome dog pics keep on coming from Anika Molesworth! This is from Twitter earlier today:
Happy national #AgDayAU! So lucky I get to live in rural Aust and work in ag! So much love for the beautiful landscapes, rewarding work and brilliant people. ❤️ NationalFarmers YouthVoicesYFC Art4ag farmingforever #GrowForGood #paws4climate ClimateWiseAg
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Richard McLellan has shared this great pic of Charlie on Twitter:

Meet Charlie - from the former White Wells Station (now Charles Darwin Reserve) in Outback WA. Charlie is a bona fide ‘Farm Dog for Climate Action’
#paws4climate farmingforever #AgDayAU
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Rising temperatures are bad for livestock health – reducing weight, fertility and increasing mortality – Anika Molesworth's dog Ruby is concerned of the impacts of climate change on the welfare of her sheep. #paws4climate #agdayau ...

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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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We still want to see your #paws4climate photos!

Share your favourite dog photos with us using #paws4climate and your dog could feature in our 2021 calendar!

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Twitter feed video.#paws4climate
Scott Vaessen@TabbitaFarmCo

@WendyLCohen @farmingforever Hey Wendy - my dogs have a perpetual look of confusion when looking at me... they are smarter than I am & continue to wonder what the bloody hell I’m wanting them to do.
Only possible entry for @farmingforever #paws4climate is this vid - first time this pup had seen rain.

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Just a note of thanks for hosting this tremendously informative webinar. I am but a mere city dweller with an interest in regenerative agriculture. It’s uplifting to hear of the research based practical innovations that are being put into tailored beef production on Lucinda’s acreage. This story balances the narrative that we hear so often from media voices who are essentially opposed to the beef and dairy industry. I look forward to future FfCA webinars

Is there a way to contact Lucinda after the event? I am interested in discussing further some of the topics covered in her presentation.

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Human population is too great, I ask one question do you have kids if the answer is no because of these problems i know you are not just paying lip service, please dont tell me you care about the environment and have 2 or 3 kids you have lost me at that point.

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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 30 September 2020.
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