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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#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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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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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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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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'Lucky' waiting patiently on the farm ute.

#paws4climate #farmlife #farmingforever #kelpie
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Australian Kelpie performance stats:
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Milage: 40 km/day at a steady trot on 0.5 kg roo meat
Top speed: 45 km/h
Runs on: meaty bones and an occasional scratch behind the ear
Carbon pawprint: negligible
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#paws4climate #nationalagday #kelpie #australiankelpie #ourfarmdogs
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📷credit Agness
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Check out the #Paws4Climate campaign and comment with the cutest photo of your pet
https://bit.ly/2RSVPr5
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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

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Wonderful interview with FCA farmer Iain Field from Leap Farm which is now carbon neutral.

A great example of how farmers can lead the way on climate action. Inspirational!Goats gone green!! ♻️🐐

This goat farm in Tassie's south has gone above and beyond in their quest for carbon neutrality.

Besides reducing emissions, Leap Farm with the help of UTAS scientists have found that more carbon is being stored in the farm's soil.

LISTEN HERE: ab.co/2So0kxE
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Wonderful interview with FCA farmer Iain Field from Leap Farm which is now carbon neutral.

A great example of how farmers can lead the way on climate action. Inspirational!

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Natalie Cochrane this is going to be us..

Very cool!!! Thanks for sharing.

Inspiring news from two of our FCA farmers in Tasmania!
A wonderful example of how farmers can lead the way on climate action, well done Kate & Iain.
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Fantastic news. Well done! And thank you.

Regenerative agriculture is the future for farming, anything else is not sustainable.

Amazing congratulations and thank you 🙏

Brilliant work!

Brett Groves

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This story needs to be shared widely. So interesting and quite simple really. Good thinking. Great work.

Wonderful news and people, great hard working people, so happy to have met you

Fantastic news. Great work and thanks.

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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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