In this video, which you can also find on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram, dairy farmer Rob Miller says that his farm at Milton has been burnt four times since Christmas. Rob is calling on everyday Australians – from the city to the bush – to demonstrate their support for climate action and to get behind rural Australians, who are on the frontlines of climate change.

We believe this is a really good visible, positive, clear, and non-partisan action which all Australians can do to demonstrate to politicians from all political parties that there is a groundswell of ordinary people across the country from all political persuasions and walks of life who want action and leadership on climate change.

Why yellow? It’s the colour of bumper crops, hope for the future, #canariesinthecoalmine, of solar energy!

“Let’s paint something yellow, display something yellow, on our houses, on our cars, on ourselves to show Australians want climate action. Paint your letter box yellow or put a yellow ribbon on your fence, put a yellow sticker on your car – be creative. Share what you’ve done, ask your friends and neighbours to do it too and together let’s show our true colours on climate action.”

Ideas for everyone:
  1. Order a #showourcolours themed Farmers for Climate Action farmgate sign (and display it when it arrives)
  2. Update your profile pic on Facebook and Twitter with this Twibbon that will frame your photo yellow
  3. Share messages of support, yellow images on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter using the hashtag #showourcolours (you can also use #canariesinthecoalmine)
The next level:
  1. Paint something yellow/ display something yellow to show you care about climate change: A wall, a shed, on fire-damaged property, your letterbox, a sign in your front yard – be bold and creative! Most importantly, make sure your sign can be easily seen.
  2. Write “We want climate action” to make your yellow sign really stand out.
  3. Film it and photograph it – have someone video you next to your sign while you also say why you’re doing it, or make it a selfie video. Take some photos too.
  4. Share it – get it out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, email us at [email protected] and we can put it up on our social media. Ask your friends to make their own sign but also to share your post far and wide. Make sure you use #showourcolours (you can also use #canariesinthecoalmine)

Latest farm gate chalkboard sign #regenerativeagriculture #showourcolours #farmersforclimateaction #storingcarboninthesoil ...

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Get involved and get crafty. We Want Climate Action is a great initiative from farmersforclimateaction #showourcolours is a national campaign for everyone to get involved. With a yellow sign express your desire for climate action and display it on your social media, letter box, front gate, on your clothes or anywhere else you think of and #showourcolours 🌱💚
Lets show our so called leaders they can not pull the wool over our eyes, we are not selfish or small minded- we want real #climateaction 💯
I’m really excited about this initiative after seeing the power of the #votetonyout campaign when we ousted Tony Abbott from his seat in #warringah . It builds awareness, unites and generates conversation.
Thank goodness for zalisteggall who is demanding climate action for us all- lets support her and our farming friends #showourcolours. .... please use recycled materials. 🌱💚👍🏻 #letsdothisaustralia #wecandoit #wewantclimateaction #nocoal #nogas #nooil #renewables #stopadani #rehydratethelandscape #farmersforclimateaction #australiaunites #wecandothis #powertothepeople #northernbeaches #farmersforclimateaction
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Calling all young farmers to #ShowOurColours
and go yellow for #ClimateAction !

Our #youngfarmers are on the coal face of a changing climate. In the last months alone we have endured devastating losses across the country. Our members have lost farms, houses, livestock and livelihoods in fires and suffered through ongoing drought.

The cracks in the natural systems that sustain us all are deepening - just as those in the dry river beds and bare earth.

But we believe in a bright and prosperous future for agriculture, young farmers are embracing effective and regenerative land management tools to increase soil carbon, water storage, biodiversity preservation and improve economic success.
This is not our job alone -- we need radical action and leadership NOW from politicians and every Australian to support this groundswell and demand for non-partisan and future focussed action on climate policy and widespread systems change. "As a young farmer, my future in the agricultural sector depends on us addressing climate change today.
"Climate change is impacting people, livelihoods and the places we love and call home today. We can solve this problem by putting in place sensible and responsible strategies today."
- anikamolesworth, Broken Hill farmer. farmersforclimateaction and ambassador for youngfarmersconnect

www.farmersforclimateaction.org.au/showourcolours

#climateaction
#climateactionnow #climatepolicy #canariesinthecoalmine #farmersonthefrontline #farmersforclimateaction #youngfarmersconnect
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It’s Market day, looking forward to seeing you at Alphington Farmers Market. We’re here until 1.00 today. ...

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Poowong walnut farmer Geoff shared this adorable photo of Macaroni, who has joined the #ShowOurColours campaign. 🌞👨‍🌾 If you have a #ShowOurColours picture to share, we would love to see it! For more information follow the links in our bio. #canariesinacoalmine #farmingforever #climateaction #climateactionnow #australianfarmers ...

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"People who live and work closest to the natural environment are the first to feel the true impacts of climate change. I can look out my kitchen window and see a dust storm ripping through our paddock. I can walk among our farm’s ancient river red gum trees, which are now dying because it’s so dry these days. These trees have survived over 500 years and are screaming out that something’s wrong. Farmers are the canary in the coalmine...⁠

Although farmers make up less than one percent of the population in Australia, we grow 93% of the food consumed here. So the impact of climate change on farming production is very real for everyone. We need policymakers to realise the seriousness of what’s happening out here and take action, because this impacts everyone – everyone who eats food, wears clothes, operates in our economy and cherishes these beautiful landscapes."⁠

Anika Molesworth helped form ‘Farmers for Climate Action’ and is a farmer, researcher and speaker based on her family’s Broken Hill sheep station. To read more from Anika, who spoke at the recent National Climate Emergency Summit, grab a copy of Issue 44 – only on sale for one more week.⁠

anikamolesworth #peppermintmagazine #climatecrisis #climatechange #solarfarms #renewableenergy #globalwarming #savetheplanet #sustainable #climatechangeisreal #conservation #farming #agriculture #farmlife #farmtotable #sustainability #farmersforclimateaction #canariesinthecoalmine #showourcolours
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“Australians want climate action. We’ve had time to reflect on the mistakes of the past. Let’s set a new direction and have a sustainable and safer future for everyone.” - Brett Hall, FCA Board Director #farmersforclimateaction #showourcolours #climateactionnow #aussiefarmers #australianag ...

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Even the bush in Channel Country is joining #showourcolours! Photo by angusemmottphotography #farmingforever #australiannatives #australianbush ...

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Our #showourcolours signs have started to arrive across the country! Here’s an awesome display by Glencoe farmer Kate Holberton. Sign up for yours via the link in our bio. #aussiefarmers #climatesmartagriculture #farmingforever ...

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The #ShowOurColours campaign has reached Melbourne. This supporter sign was spotted in Coburg on the fence of a house belonging to 3 daughters of farmers. If you have received a sign recently we would love to see a photo using #ShowOurColours. If you are interested in showing your colours follow the links in our bio for more information. 🧑‍🌾🌞🌻💛🌾 #canariesinthecoalmine #farmingforever #climateaction #climateactionnow ...

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We’re so thrilled at the positive response to #showourcolours! Our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds are full with people showing their support for rural Australians who are on the frontlines of climate change. Here’s a pic shared by Twitter user Schtang from Gunnedah. How will you show your colours? We’ve prepared some ideas in the comments 💛😊🌞🌾✨ ...

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Another #showourcolours sign spotted out and about, this time on the gate of Molong farmers Cameron and Sue Wild. If you would like a #showourcolours sign, follow the links in our bio🌻🌞🌾👨‍🌾💛 #canariesinthecoalmine #farmingforever #climateactionnow #climateaction #climatesmartagriculture #australianfarmers ...

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Thank you for sharing futurefeeders! 👏🌞🌻🌾💛 Follow the links in our bio to join #showourcolours #Repost futurefeeders
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Bright symbols of joy and hope.

#ShowOurColours
and go yellow for #ClimateAction !

www.farmersforclimateaction.org.au/showourcolours
farmersforclimateaction

#climateaction
#climateactionnow #climatepolicy #canariesinthecoalmine #farmersonthefrontline #farmersforclimateaction #youngfarmers
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The wattle and the white gum.

#showourcolours #farmingforever
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Hodgey leads hawthornfc into Etihad for a #footy showdown with the #Kangaroos this afternoon.. Let's go Hawks! 😄#ShowOurColours #AFL #Hawks #SurreyHills #BurgerBurgerAU #BurgerBurger #Burgers ...

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Here’s the fabulous Kerrie McMartin showing her colours for climate action! #showourcolours #aussiefarmers #farmingforever ...

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Community Futures Cathy Robertson and Mona Kaiser showing off their colours in 2018 Honda CR-V 🇨🇦 Discovery Honda is the official car sponsor for the 2018 Cowichan BC Summer Games, coming to the region this July 19-22nd. Honk if you see them around town! To volunteer, register here: http://bcgames.org #showourcolours #cowichan2018 #bcsummergames #bedazzledcar #HondaCanada #carsponsor #Cowichan #BC #SummerGames ...

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Standby for ‘non-making-related’ post or scroll on by... recently there was a ridiculous opinion piece by a certain prominent NSW politician suggesting that rural people had no free thought regarding sustainable energy, management of our National Parks or climate change and that we were being remotely manipulated by guilt-ridden city folk - basically an insult to us all. In response to that and also in support of the bi-partisan #farmersforclimateaction I printed these vinyl static clings. PM me if you'd like one and you too can find a good place to stick it. #farmersforclimateaction #showourcolours ...

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Australians want climate action. We've had time to reflect on the mistakes of the past. Let's set a new direction and have a sustainable and safer future for everyone.
#showourcolours #canaryinacoalmine #climateaction #farmingforever
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Climate change is affecting all of us right now. Whether it's towns running out of water, forests that have never before seen fire now going up in flames, or farmers having to reassess the viability of their current crops and stock.

Our historical farming practices of landclearing and monocultures have been major contributors to climate emissions. Now is the time to change that and farm in ways appropriate to our ancient soils and drying climate. .
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#showourcolours is a national movement of farmers demanding action on climate change from government. Farmers for climate action who are stepping up and speaking out, painting our fences and photo feeds yellow.

#rebelfoodtasmania #farmersforclimateaction #diaryofaninsectfarmer #climateactionnow #womenwhofarm #showyourcolours #tassiestyle #tasmania
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Another #ShowOurColours sign spotted on a gate! This one belongs to Andrew and Beatrice Lucas of Coldstream, Victoria 🌻🌞 If you’ve received a #ShowOurColours sign in the mail recently we would love to see a photo. To join the #ShowOurColours campaign, follow the link in our bio. #climateaction #climateactionnow #farmingforever #canariesinthecoalmine ...

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Another #ShowOurColours sign spotted, this one on the farm of Erika Watson in Hartley, NSW. If you have received a sign in the post over the last few weeks we would love to see a photo! 🌻🌞🌾 More information on the campaign can be found via links in our bio. #farmingforever #climateaction #canariesinthecoalmine #climateactionnow #farmersforclimateaction
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Bright symbols of joy and hope.

#ShowOurColours
and go yellow for #ClimateAction !

www.farmersforclimateaction.org.au/showourcolours
farmersforclimateaction

#climateaction
#climateactionnow #climatepolicy #canariesinthecoalmine #farmersonthefrontline #farmersforclimateaction #youngfarmers
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Breeza farmer John Hamparsum has painted a yellow life saving ring around an FCA sign. The ring is to symbolise that our planet needs saving. “We call on our leaders to show an example to the rest of the world that we can change what we are doing. It's time to take action Australia." 👨‍🌾🌞🌾💛
Join John to #ShowOurColours by displaying something yellow. You can sign up to be sent a free sign by following the links in our bio.
#CanariesInTheCoalmine #farmer #climateaction #climateactionnow #farmingforever #climatesmartagriculture
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I am joining in solidarity with the Farmers for Climate Action: #showourcolours campaign - and hoping many of you will too!

I’ve just ordered my #showourcolours themed Farmers for Climate Action farmgate sign via the link in the bio. "We believe this is a really good visible, positive, clear, and non-partisan action which all Australians can do to demonstrate to politicians from all political parties that there is a groundswell of ordinary people across the country from all political persuasions and walks of life who want action and leadership on climate change.

Why yellow? It’s the colour of bumper crops, hope for the future, #canariesinthecoalmine, of solar energy!"
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We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the #showourcolours campaign. 💛💛 So many people have joined farmers and rural Australians for a practical climate solutions and a bright future. Here’s Floss again showing support. You can too by clicking the link in our bio! ...

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