NUS groups engaged in nature, animal welfare and the environment

NUS Toddycats are volunteers with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum who have a strong programme of public education through festivals, symposia and nature walks. They also help coordinate the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore. Commitment is event-based.

NUS SAVE organises activities to educate NUS students and staff about environmental issues. The reason we have cardboard take-away containers instead of styrofoam in our canteens is due to their excellent efforts. They have spurred many initiatives over the years and work closely with the Office of Environmental Sustainability.

NUS PEACE is a student interest group which caters to all animal related projects, programmes and issues in NUS through the main committee. They coordinate three project groups:

  • NUS Cat Cafe manages, rescues, sterilises and rehomes cats on campus; conducts feline therapy sessions and cat welfare workshops.
  • Paw Friends coordinates fortnightly undergraduate volunteering at animal shelters where students bathe and walk dogs, clean shelters and prepare food for the dogs.
  • Therapy Dog Programme facilitates animal-assisted, stress-relief therapy sessions for NUS students by Therapy Dogs Singapore, just before the final exams on Reading Week.