Monica Evans


Monica Evans is a writer and community development practitioner based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Since completing her Masters in Development Studies in 2010, she has worked on environmental and community development projects in New Zealand, the Pacific and Latin America. She's particularly passionate about participation, creativity and wellbeing, and has a keen interest in ecology and sustainability. She lives on New Zealand's West Coast, where she teaches dance, grows vegetables and tends to her pet alpacas.

By this writer
Should we mine the Pacific Ocean’s seabed?
27 Nov 2019

Pacific Islands weigh mineral revenues against biodiversity impacts

COP 25 moves to Spain: What does it mean for climate justice?
27 Nov 2019

Questions raised over Latin American representation in Madrid

Footprints in the sand: A mysterious oil spill in Brazil threatens livelihoods
14 Nov 2019

The fisherpeople of Bahia state’s last intact mangrove forest are facing the cleanup alone

Ahead of the ‘Blue COP’ in Madrid, progress made on oceans in Oslo
12 Nov 2019

Delegates addressed the big blue elephant in the room at Our Ocean 2019

In Africa, bamboo bicycles are shifting gears for women in the workforce
12 Nov 2019

Building a sustainable, equitable set of wheels from grass

Kenya’s top young agriculturist on the future of professional farming
25 Oct 2019

New seasons require new technology, he says

The trees that help the Daka River flow
24 Oct 2019

In northern Ghana, riverine tree-planting nourishes ecosystems – and pocketbooks

Meet the oyster mushroom producer changing urban Ghanaian diets
23 Oct 2019

Plus, how to transform free sawdust into profit

How much should we worry about the Congo Basin fires?
5 Sep 2019

What red alerts really mean for the world’s ‘second green lung’

How Indigenous youth are fighting the Indonesian fires
3 Sep 2019

Q+A with Ranu Welum Foundation's Sumarni Laman

From the frontlines: Fighting Bolivia’s forest fires
29 Aug 2019

A firefighter's account of the country's burning dry forests

What should we make of the fires in the Amazon and Indonesia?
28 Aug 2019

Leading forestry scientists weigh in

Sustainable sneakers to reduce your ecological footprint
19 Aug 2019

5 brands helping feet tread lightly on the planet

How to turn your backyard into a carbon sink
12 Aug 2019

4 steps to replace your lawn with a carbon-sequestering garden

How ancient Māori knowledge is tackling modern plant disease
8 Aug 2019

Scientist Nick Waipara explains how Indigenous knowledge helps keep myrtle rust at bay