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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~ 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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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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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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'Lucky' waiting patiently on the farm ute.

#paws4climate #farmlife #farmingforever #kelpie
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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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#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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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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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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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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#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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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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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’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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This mornings helper #dusty #aussieshepherd ...

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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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Kitty Schiansky and Tony Farrell
Black Hill, South Australia have submitted this pic of their maremmas. Kitty writes: "After a big night keeping the sheep and chickens safe from foxes, our two maremma flock guardians, Banksy (mother) and Bruno (daughter) like to laze around. Banksy was a pregnant rescue dog. "We have a small scale subsistence farm and are off grid with power and rely on rain as our only source of water. (Our waterless composting toilet really helps with this) .
Keeping these dogs is a sustainable way to manage potential threats to our livestock and also keeps the kangaroos and rabbits away from the native food and fruit trees and gardens.
"They are also good therapy as they give us their unconditional love when we need a furry cuddle and laughter with their antics.
"Originally coming from a snow covered Italian region we thought they may not acclimatise but their thick woollen coats reflect the sun’s heat and they are often out in the wildest winter conditions without fear. The worst thing is the regular deprickling I must do every couple of weeks.
"I personally have been banging the climate action drum for about 10 years and these girls are an important part of our farm family and help us live a low carbon lifestyle." #paws4climate
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Grattan Report: Coal and gas should pay for investment in renewables and grid infrastructure

More detail here: www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/sovereign-wealth-fund-needed-for-clean-energy-future-gr...
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Grattan Report: Coal and gas should pay for investment in renewables and grid infrastructure

More detail here: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/sovereign-wealth-fund-needed-for-clean-energy-future-grattan-says-20220701-p5ayet.htmlImage attachmentImage attachment

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Windfall/super profits fossil fuel tax to go towards transitioning the economy to renewables is a great idea

Its a shame Australia sold these leases, we would have been rolling in money instead of a $trillion in debt, but its too late now. We now know the damage that fossil fuels have caused and their benifits like profit all went overseas. Lets close them as soon as possible, and Austalia will hopefully benifit from renewables.....if the LNP didnt leave it too late!We should have been selling our solar and wind energy around the world by now.

It's not like they're short on profits.

Yes especially since in article in The West Australian a few years ago, they take out something like $1.8 billion in gas and only pay $49 million in tax!!!! My figures may not be exact check yourself. Chevron gas.

And maybe use those funds to place transmission lines such as HumeLink underground !

I don’t think Australia actually owns anything anymore except the sun and wind and they will probably be sold off next if they haven’t been already

The fact that Aust does not get more benefit from the coal and gas industry is all the evidence we need of #statecapture We now look to the new Labor govt to demonstrate that they are breaking away from the corrupt dangerous influence of coal and gas profiteers by following this good advice from the Grattan Institute

Totally agree

Excellent suggestion.

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A new report this week from Australian Security Leaders Climate Group says Australia is "ill-prepared" for food insecurity driven by war and a hotter climate.

Farmers for Climate Action's Fork in the Road report from early 2022 showed we need deep emissions cuts this decade and investment in food supply chains to protect Australia from food insecurity.

Read our report here: farmersforclimateaction.org.au/reports

And the Security Leaders report here: www.aslcg.org/reports/
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A new report this week from Australian Security Leaders Climate Group says Australia is ill-prepared for food insecurity driven by war and a hotter climate.

Farmers for Climate Actions Fork in the Road report from early 2022 showed we need deep emissions cuts this decade and investment in food supply chains to protect Australia from food insecurity.

Read our report here: http://farmersforclimateaction.org.au/reports

And the Security Leaders report here: https://www.aslcg.org/reports/Image attachment

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Why...because we are exporting all the food now...question mark.

Hello, we look forward to sharing your reports at our July 2022 meeting. And we really hope to see some local FCA farmers at the July CFM network meeting. This is such a honour to have a community license to screen Regenerating Australia. A great outcome for Cardinia Food Movement network. Book a FREE ticket via Humanitix. We have limited seating and the venue details are on the ticket. We're absolutely excited. Stay tuned to the guest speakers and activities. We have a small refreshments budget, and you're welcome to BYO food and drinks, as well. Lisa. 🙂 ℹ LOTS AND LOTS of information is in the event link below. 👇🏼 facebook.com/events/s/cfm-july-network-meeting/553800693052250/

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Our CEO Fiona Davis is at Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference in SA this week, speaking on the opportunities that come from a low emissions ag future.

Fiona's pictured here catching up with Michael Unwin from the Ballarat region who is a Farmers for Climate Action member, and whose winery is a great example of low emissions winemaking - they run their operation on solar and designed their cellar door, barreling and bottling sheds on an earthen floor to significantly reduce their carbon footprint. 🍷
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Our CEO Fiona Davis is at Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference in SA this week, speaking on the opportunities that come from a low emissions ag future.

Fionas pictured here catching up with Michael Unwin from the Ballarat region who is a Farmers for Climate Action member, and whose winery is a great example of low emissions winemaking - they run their operation on solar and designed their cellar door, barreling and bottling sheds on an earthen floor to significantly reduce their carbon footprint. 🍷

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The Lungs of the world Trees I agree with you on that.come on Dan the Man finance our farmer to plant plantations, jobs jobs and more jobs for the future generations

It was wonderful to catch up with Fiona face to face for the first time. Excellent that she was able to be at the wine/viti peak event. This organisation is in good hands.

What % of farmers are into climate action or regenerative farming? Seen any stats?

Great photo Michael Unwin

FCA love your work!

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“Farmers for Climate Action have been an incredibly supportive network of positive, open-minded people striving progressive climate action across all levels of society. I am proud to be a member as I highly respect the work they are involved with.

"From my initial interaction with Claire Boyle to my involvement with assisting Verity Morgan-Schmidt with the QLD Resilient Regions Conference I felt a strong connection with the values of the organisation. The QLD Fellowship allowed me to build genuine connections with farmers and it increased my confidence and climate resilience literacy greatly. I highly recommend the fellowship to anyone passionate about climate action in agriculture.”

- Melanie Shannon, Queensland grazier, FCA volunteer and Queensland Resilient Regions Fellow, on her involvement with Farmers for Climate Action and participation in the Queensland Resilient Regions Fellowship and Queensland Resilient Regions Conference. The Fellowship and Conference were enabled with support from the Queensland Community Foundation .

Melanie is pictured with her husband Alastair.
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“Farmers for Climate Action have been an incredibly supportive network of positive, open-minded people striving progressive climate action across all levels of society. I am proud to be a member as I highly respect the work they are involved with.

From my initial interaction with Claire Boyle to my involvement with assisting Verity Morgan-Schmidt with the QLD Resilient Regions Conference I felt a strong connection with the values of the organisation. The QLD Fellowship allowed me to build genuine connections with farmers and it increased my confidence and climate resilience literacy greatly. I highly recommend the fellowship to anyone passionate about climate action in agriculture.”

- Melanie Shannon, Queensland grazier, FCA volunteer and Queensland Resilient Regions Fellow, on her involvement with Farmers for Climate Action and participation in the Queensland Resilient Regions Fellowship and Queensland Resilient Regions Conference. The Fellowship and Conference were enabled with support from the Queensland Community Foundation .

Melanie is pictured with her husband Alastair.

'Ongoing disaster' for dairy industry as wet weather hampers flood recovery. We need deep emissions reductions this decade to protect farming families and food security. ... See MoreSee Less

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Agreed.

I’m sorry but the sooner the dairy industry collapses the better it will be for our health (including the dairy farmers mental health) , the environment but most of all the poor bloody cows. Year in year out they breed then cull then breed and then cull. Get off the land if you cannot diversify into something else. I feel for crop growers, without them the world would really end

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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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