Farm dogs are putting their paws up for climate action in light of yesterday’s Dog Day.
The new social media campaign titled #paws4climate recognises the role played by man’s best friend as farmers tackle the impacts of climate change.
Farmers - and rural supporters - are being encouraged to share pics of their four-legged helpers with the hashtag on social media, with a description of how their dog is helping them in the fight for climate action.
Locals will then have the opportunity to vote for their favorite dog with the top 12 to be featured in the farmer-led movement’s 2021 calendar.
Farmers for Climate Action CEO Wendy Cohen, a devoted dog owner, said: “Aussie farmers have so much on their plate, grappling with the impacts of climate change as well as the day-to-day stresses of running a farm.
“The #Paws4Climate campaign recognises that behind almost all of the climate-smart farmers in our movement is a faithful four-legged friend. They provide critical physical and psychological support, the value of which really can’t be measured.”
To enter the calendar photo competition, make sure to use #paws4climate, tag Farmers for Climate Action in the picture, and upload a copy to the website.
Image credit: Nicolle Harris