MEDA has joined Sustainable Waterloo Region’s Regional Sustainability Initiative

January 11, 2022, Waterloo, Ontario– MEDA is pleased to announce that it has recently joined Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR)’s Regional Sustainability Initiative as an Observing Organization. Through this membership, MEDA will gain access to an extensive member network to learn best practices to create a culture of sustainability that will engage employees as advocates as they look to set ambitious and realistic sustainability targets.

MEDA has already made great strides in integrating sustainability into its organization by creating a green team and developing ideas and strategies to reach its sustainability goals. As an organization dedicated to creative solutions, it understands the importance of measuring its impact through data. Joining the Regional Sustainability Initiative will help them measure and understand their effects to make informed decisions, identify gaps and strategically move towards a culture of sustainability.

According to Dr. Dorothy Nyambi, MEDA’s President and CEO, joining the RSI align well with MEDA’s overall long-term environmental goals.

“Preventing and mitigating climate change, and reaching Net-Zero emissions, are important priorities at MEDA,” says Dr. Dorothy Nyambi, President and CEO. “Joining this Initiative is key to achieving them. We look forward to engaging the brain trust to lower our carbon and water footprints and improve waste diversion, to deliver a sustainable future.” She also notes sustainability and the circular economy have been key outcomes for MEDA clients around the world. “This partnership confirms MEDA’s commitment in Waterloo Region as well.”

SWR’s Executive Director, Tova Davidson, echoes the impact of MEDA joining this exciting environmental initiative that plays a critical role in helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advancing sustainability across Waterloo region.

“We are honoured to be supporting MEDA on its ongoing journey towards sustainability,” said Tova Davidson, Executive Director of Sustainable Waterloo Region. “MEDA’s work is committed to helping create a just, resilient, and low carbon future. Through their international development programs, they work to support others to manifest this vision, and we are excited to support them in making this a reality in their own operations.”

Click here to read the original article on Sustainable Waterloo Region’s website.

Media Contact:

Krista O’Brien
Director, Corporate & Creative Communications

Tova Davidson
Executive Director

About Sustainable Waterloo Region
Sustainable Waterloo Region is an environmental non-profit organization that fosters collaborations that enable local organizations to convert their sustainability interest into action. These organizations participate in our programs to achieve environmental and economic benefits. By building networks, setting a common direction for results, and publicly reporting on progress, we are working to maximize both the individual and collective successes of organizations in Waterloo Region.

About the Regional Sustainability Initiative
The Regional Sustainability Initiative facilitates setting voluntary reduction targets in greenhouse gas emissions, waste, water, and waste diversion by organizations committed to sustainability within Waterloo region. Every organization’s sustainability journey is different; our milestones provide a customized approach to inspire action and support transformation in organizations of varying size and industry.



  • MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates)

    MEDA is an international economic development organization that creates business solutions to poverty. We work in agri-food market systems, focusing primarily on women and youth in rural communities in the Global South. Our success is measured by income, improved processes, increased knowledge, and the creation of decent work.

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