Students for a Fossil Free Future (S4F) was formed to hold our universities accountable for their contribution to the climate crisis.
We are an inter-university, student-led campaign that urges Singaporean universities to transition away from their current partnerships with the fossil fuel industry, and work towards a more just and livable future for all. We are inspired by the global Fossil Free movement to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.
Our team consists of students from four local universities: NUS/Yale-NUS, NTU, SMU, and SUTD. Since 2017, student groups in Yale-NUS, NUS, and NTU have been engaging our respective schools about fossil fuel divestment. Fossil Free Yale-NUS (FFYNC) has been engaging the Yale-NUS administration since 2017. Both FFYNC and Students Taking Action for NUS to Divest (STAND) have been engaging the NUS administration since 2019. NTU Divest has been doing the same in NTU since early 2020. Given the rate of progress, however, we believe that greater awareness on the part of all stakeholders is necessary to incentivise university leaders to make this urgent transition.