Centre for a Responsible Future (CRF) is a registered non-profit and charity in Singapore that started in 1999.
UEN Number: S99SS0065J
Year of Establishment: 1999
Charity Registration Number: 1851
Charity Registration Date: 28 January 2005
George became a vegetarian in 1980. At the time, his main influences were a vegetarian cousin and the book ‘Diet for a Small Planet’. The main idea of that book is that eating meat is wasting food, because we have to feed many kgs of plant food to other animals to produce just one kg of meat. Since about 2006, George has followed a plant based diet.
HENG Guan Hou is a stalwart crusader of the vegetarian, local organic, environmental and corporate social responsibility movements in Singapore for many years. An active member of Vegetarian Society Singapore, Guan Hou has been elected as the Vice President after serving 2 years as the Honorary Treasurer. He is actively involved in several other NGOs such as World-In-Theatre and Nyaung Kan Aye Dharma Society. He has held numerous positions in charity and religious organizations and performance arts groups (World-in-Theatre in Singapore). His passion is to do as many arts, social and charity projects as he can in his lifetime.
Aproop has been a vegetarian for several years, having been influenced by teachings on non-violence towards sentient beings. After watching VSS-organized film screenings in 2016, he discovered that there was no difference in terms of animal suffering between eating meat and using dairy/eggs and other non-meat, animal based foods.Aproop joined Animal Allies (a project of VSS) in 2016, at the same time that he turned vegan, and he contributes to the social media team’s website content. He also volunteers at outreach booths.He gets a kick out of the fact that he now knows how to bake vegan cookies and that he gets to dress up as Happy Cow at events and, as such, receives a lot of attention.
Never one to describe herself as an “Animal Lover”, Rajes spent a good portion of her life being terrified of animals instead. Regardless, a variety of reasons and an evening’s viewing of the documentary, Cowspiracy, eventually led her to embrace a diet that is not only friendly to the environment but to fellow sentient beings as well – for whom she eventually developed a soft spot.
Having been a volunteer with Animal Allies, which serves as a wonderful platform to engage in activities to reach out to the public, she is grateful for the existence of organisations like CRF and its programs for all that it does in support of the plant based scene.
Having also realised that the way to a dog’s heart is through its stomach, she is happy to report at least someone appreciates her cooking.
Bianca was born in the Netherlands and calls Singapore home since she migrated here in the year 2000. Bianca has a Masters in Computer Science as well as in Instructional Design & Technology and works in the IT industry as a Project Manager.
Michael Broadhead is a science teacher and volunteer director of EarthFest, Earth Film Fest and Animal Allies.
Xinyu was first introduced to vegetarianism from yogic philosophy, which has ahimsa (non-harming of sentient beings) as a guiding principle. After understanding the state of factory farming for dairy and eggs, she decided to be fully plant based. This being a healthier and more environmentally sustainable lifestyle further compounds her decision. To get an overview of the health, environmental and ethical reasons for veganism, she recommends an afternoon of movie marathon watching these films: What the Health, Cowspiracy and Dominion. Outside of work, she can be found on a yoga mat or listening to podcasts (the plant powered wellness advocate Rich Roll is one of her biggest inspiration).