The Page That Counts: Less than 1 Percent of Sweden’s Garbage Ends Up at the Dump

Miles wrote this article for the Summer 2015 issue of YES! Magazine. Published online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/make-it-right/the-page-that-counts-summer-2015   Number of bike trips in the United States in 2001: 3,314,000,000 Number of bike trips in the United States in 2009: 4,081,000,000 (1) Increase in biking as a share of personal trips for white Americans, 2001–2009: 20% Increase … Continue reading The Page That Counts: Less than 1 Percent of Sweden’s Garbage Ends Up at the Dump

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Yes, But How? 5 Ways to Get Your Soil Ready This Spring

Miles wrote this article with Peter D'Auria. Originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of YES! Magazine, and online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/together-with-earth/5-ways-to-get-your-soil-ready-this-spring The key to gardening is dirt. If you can grow good dirt now, you can grow good vegetables this spring. And you don’t have to run to the garden store to load up on … Continue reading Yes, But How? 5 Ways to Get Your Soil Ready This Spring

Chefs We Love: 3 Rad Vegan Chefs Share Their Inspiration

Miles wrote this article with Peter D'Auria. Originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of YES! Magazine, and online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/together-with-earth/rad-vegan-chefs-share-their-inspiration-and-their-recipes Bryant Terry: Fighting oppression from the kitchen   Bryant Terry’s first forays into cooking were, ironically, driven by selfishness. “I was such a greedy child,” he says. “I didn’t really want to wait for … Continue reading Chefs We Love: 3 Rad Vegan Chefs Share Their Inspiration

The Page That Counts: The Largest Chinese Bike Share Program Is 12 Times the Size of NYC’s

Miles wrote this article with Peter D'Auria. Originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of YES! Magazine, and online at http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/together-with-earth/the-page-that-counts   Minimum percentage of women required by law in Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council (an advisory council to the king and his cabinet): 20 (1) Percentage of women currently serving in the United States Congress: … Continue reading The Page That Counts: The Largest Chinese Bike Share Program Is 12 Times the Size of NYC’s

Cliven Bundy and his supporters are crazed hypocrites, not freedom fighters

Cliven Bundy has officially declared victory over a federal government whose existence he refuses to acknowledge. Bundy drew a huge amount of media attention, along with hundreds of rabid followers, to his ranch in Nevada after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began the process of seizing his cattle two weeks ago. An armed standoff … Continue reading Cliven Bundy and his supporters are crazed hypocrites, not freedom fighters

Politicization process doesn’t invalidate the gender equality debate

President Obama might not care very much about kids killed in drone strikes or storm-wrecked climate change refugees, but recently, he's been vehemently reminding us that he cares a whole lot about American women. Last Tuesday, Obama signed a pair of executive orders aimed at addressing the gap in pay between male and female workers. … Continue reading Politicization process doesn’t invalidate the gender equality debate

McCutcheon decision delivers democracy into the hands of the elite

If you were still laboring under the impression that the United States operates as a functional democracy, the US Supreme Court has once again decided you're wrong. On April 2, in McCutcheon vs. FEC, the Supreme Court ruled in 5-4 decision that aggregate limits on campaign contributions are unconstitutional. Previously, rich people who wanted to … Continue reading McCutcheon decision delivers democracy into the hands of the elite