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.

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All you need to know about the quiet, sodden heroes of carbon sequestration
Cross-cultural monitoring boosts knowledge and care for vulnerable species
Study highlights wealth of urban biodiversity – and the value of paying attention
A quick-start guide to climate and mental health
Indigenous navigation inspires a green renaissance for marine transport
How close are we, really, to sustainable aviation?
Our guide to plant-powering your plate – in ‘Veganuary’ and beyond
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault and the seeds of the world
In one of the world’s most marginal agricultural landscapes, innovation is king
Fiji’s farmers reap the rewards of a lucrative spice
As ‘cowboys’ are rounded up, is a high-integrity carbon market on the cards?
As the country firms up a USD 500 million debt-for-nature swap, what can it teach us?
How should we prepare for climate-induced disasters – and who should pay for it?
Your guide to spotting it, avoiding it and helping get rid of it
At ‘ground zero’ for sea level rise, big questions loom on adaptation and relocation