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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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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'Lucky' waiting patiently on the farm ute.

#paws4climate #farmlife #farmingforever #kelpie
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Huge hugs from lambies, while a slightly jealous #Paws4climate Blaze looks on. Procrastinating when I should be doing my AgZero2030 #2030moves. ...

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Frank brings joy to every job on the farm farmersforclimateaction
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Our Frank is passionate about helping farmers take action on climate change. He has been shortlisted for the #paws4climate competition. Vote before 5 Dec and he could be featured in a calendar. Vote at farmersforclimateaction.org.au ...

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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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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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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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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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~ 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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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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#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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#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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Richard Zwar is a pine nut farmer near Rushworth in Victoria. He has 250 hectares planted and has adopted no till cover and planting poly crops between rows of the pines to improve soil health and biodiversity.

You can read more about how he is adapting his farm to changing climate conditions and his experience farming pine nut trees here: farmersforclimateaction.org.au/blog/2022/12/02/dr-richard-zwar/
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Richard Zwar is a pine nut farmer near Rushworth in Victoria. He has 250 hectares planted and has adopted no till cover and planting poly crops between rows of the pines to improve soil health and biodiversity.

You can read more about how he is adapting his farm to changing climate conditions and his experience farming pine nut trees here: https://farmersforclimateaction.org.au/blog/2022/12/02/dr-richard-zwar/

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Fantastic to hear of someone local doing such great things! I didn’t even know about this farm!

Can somebody help me understand what “Changing Climate Conditions“ are you talking about ? Because we are always seeing “Changing Climate Conditions” And I have yet to see any evidence of any changes outside of “Normal” ranges

Farmers for Climate Action members Melinee and Rob Leather are beef producers from Banana, QLD. They have invested in renewables, and their operations are reaping the rewards ☀️ Read more here: www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-27/rural-properties-going-off-grid-rewewables-for-energy-security/101... ... See MoreSee Less

Farmers for Climate Action members Melinee and Rob Leather are beef producers from Banana, QLD. They have invested in renewables, and their operations are reaping the rewards ☀️ Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-27/rural-properties-going-off-grid-rewewables-for-energy-security/101637758

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Good on them and the way to go! 💚

Adding an AD system to this could take it all to a whole new level, but just in regards to energy that can be stored cheaply, but also the constant supply of fertiliser.

Nadine Kurtz 😊

"Five South Australian farmers from a wide range of operations are
among 20 climate-smart farming scholarship recipients."

Read more about these farmers' incredible stories here: www.stockjournal.com.au/story/7996373/climate-smart-farming-scholarships-awarded/
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Five South Australian farmers from a wide range of operations are
among 20 climate-smart farming scholarship recipients.

Read more about these farmers incredible stories here:  https://www.stockjournal.com.au/story/7996373/climate-smart-farming-scholarships-awarded/

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Where can we see all 20 recipients? (Was there one in Toowoomba Region?)

It is absolutely awesome seeing farmers working to reduce their own emissions and adapting to climate change where possible. Climate change is primarily caused by the fossil fuel corporations. To prevent future climate çatastrophe we need a strong commitment from the Federal government to take real climate action. Real climate action means net zero before 2035, an end to all government subsidies for fossil fuel corporations and a complete ban on all new coal, oil and gas projects.

Never even heard about it until now.

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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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