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
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

7 Indigenous technologies changing landscapes
7 Aug 2019

How age-old insights are saving the modern world from climate change

Searching for the rare kākerōri bird in the Cook Islands
1 Aug 2019

Birdwatching with Ian Karika on Rarotonga

Peatlands on permafrost
20 Jun 2019

The unsung ecosystems helping keep the Arctic cool

Mountains of the apes
18 Jun 2019

Saving charismatic species and their landscapes

Ghanaian star Joselyn Dumas tackles taboos and children’s rights
5 Jun 2019

In between TV shows, campaigning for social and environmental justice

In an era of mass extinction, who decides which species to save – and how?
22 May 2019

Lessons for International Day for Biological Diversity

How political territories can boost sustainable business
10 May 2019

Insights from Mars Wrigley Confectionery on the jurisdictional approach

22 years after the Kyoto Protocol, climate change expert is highly optimistic
10 May 2019

Insights from IPCC special report co-author Markku Kanninen

Kyoto since the Protocol
9 May 2019

Revisiting an important waypoint in the story of climate change

6 grassroots environmentalists you should know
7 May 2019

Meet the winners of 2019’s ‘Green Nobel Prize’