Waterloo, ON, April 22nd, 2021 – MEDA joins the international community to celebrate Earth Day 2021, under the theme, “Restore our Earth”, which will feature a variety of high-profile dignitaries and speakers. Restoring our Earth will focus on innovative ways and technologies that can help to renew the world’s ecosystems. It will further remind us of the current challenges to prevent the worst effects of climate change from occurring and the opportunity to create a more environmentally sustainable world.
MEDA’s environmental commitments are further outlined in its recent strategic plan, “Towards an Equal World.” This strategic plan demonstrates how MEDA is including environmental programming into its projects to help fulfill the UN 2030 Sustainable Development goals to achieve a more livable planet. MEDA’s dedicated Environment and Climate Change (ECC) Technical Team is tasked with ensuring environmental sustainability is included in every project’s life cycle.
MEDA’s Technical Director for Environment & Climate Change, Dennis Tessier, recognizes the importance of Earth Day to reminding ourselves of the role we play towards achieving a better environmental future for our children.
“Climate change is one of the most significant threats to our planet that we face today. By working together now and raising awareness of this crucial issue, we are taking concrete steps to make the world not only better for us today but for future generations,” Dennis says.
For more information on MEDA’s environmentally sustainable projects, please click on the links below:
- Nigeria & Kenya: Restoring Our Earth Through Reforestation
- Nigeria: Youth Entrepreneurship and Women’s Empowerment in Northern Nigeria WAY
- Ukraine: Ukraine Horticulture Business Development Project (UHBDP)
- Myanmar: Improving Market Opportunities for Women (IMOW)
- Putting Mother Earth First & Restoring Our Environment
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Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)
MEDA – Mennonite Economic Development Associates – is an international economic development organization that creates business solutions to poverty. For nearly 70 years, MEDA has been creating business solutions to poverty that are sustainable, scalable, measurable, and replicable. MEDA began as an association of Mennonite businesspeople who believed they were called to be faithful in generously sharing their abilities and resources. Continuing in that Christian tradition, MEDA welcomes all who share our values and want to join us in our mission. Donations to MEDA are multiplied in impact seven times on average. MEDA has offices in Waterloo and Ottawa, ON, Washington, DC, and Lancaster, PA, and internationally.