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Birch’s Music Monday

Happy Monday! It’s the last day in April which means you need amazing new music to start of the new month. To start, we’re very excited for Sigur Rós’s new album Valtari to come out May 29th, thankfully we don’t have to wait til then for a taste of an album. Listen to their beautiful new track now… ….next, we have an adorable video “How Do I Know” from Here We Go Magic off their upcoming album A Different Ship in stores May 8th… …lastly, make sure to listen to the new album, Look Out Mama, by Hurray for the Riff Raff streaming this week on...

Birch’s Music Monday

Hello! Welcome back to another edition of Music Monday. We’ve rounded up some tunes to cure the rainy monday blues for you… First, here is the first song in seven years from the beautiful Fiona Apple. The track is called “Every Single Night” from her upcoming album The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do… …next, take the first listen of the sophomore album Nootropics from Lower Dens over on NPR… …lastly, watch this amusing video from Electric Guest for their single “This Head I...

Tips for Being Green Everyday

Earth Week is a great reminder of the little (and big) changes that make a HUGE impact! We want to end the week by giving you some tips on how to stay green everyday… – try riding your bike or walking to work/places you need to go – start recycling and composting, and challenge others to do the same – take colder, shorter showers – drink filtered water rather than buying water bottles – reduce, reuse,...

Celebrate Earth Week!

We hope your having a wonderful Earth Week! All over the world people are making strives to treat Mother Nature right by reducing waste, eating locally, using less water, and being conscious of their carbon footprint (see the Earth Week Challenge from Huffington Post!) All weekend long NYC is celebrating Earth Week with events all over. There will be a participatory art exhibit at the High Line, exhibits and performances at Times Square and Grand Central , a Green Festival in the Javits Center, and a Spring Planting event with MillionTrees. With so many great things to see and do, we hope you have a great Earth...

Count That Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint has historically been defined as “the total set of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person.” So when you go to a store and buy an orange that was transported from Florida, you’re carbon footprint is going to grow. There are many sites that help you calculate your carbon footprint as well as ways to help offset your carbon footprint! One great (and deliciously, fresh) way to offset your carbon footprints is to visit local farmer’s markets! These farmers are in the area and grow beautiful delicious fruits and vegetables. You can also grow your own vegetables and herbs. Here are some beautiful, yet small, gardens in apartments in NYC to help inspire...