Nils Petersen

Rose Windows

Rose Windows' 2nd Sub Pop album Rose Windows was released in May 2015.

10 things we can do to better ourselves and the world we live in (in no particular order)

  • 1 Every month, spend $10 less on your vices or personal pleasure. This could be $10 worth of beer, a pack of cigarettes, a movie, junk food. Donate the $10 to a local charity.

  • 2 Free up a day, or part of a day every once in a while and volunteer in your area. This could be in an area your passionate about or maybe something you've always been curious about. Try this however often you can. Maybe once a month, or every few months, or even just once a year.

  • 3 Every day say hello and compliment a stranger.

  • 4 Find one thing you can easily change in your routines and habits to reduce your carbon footprint. Maybe it's driving one less day a week, or starting to compost.

  • 5 Spend 30 minutes a day in complete silence, no phones or distractions.

  • 6 Spend more time connecting with your friends and loved ones face to face and less time connecting through electronic devices.

  • 7 Spend one night a month supporting your local arts and culture. If you already do this, try a different scene or experience.

  • 8 Every so often, pick up some trash as you're out and about.

  • 9 Take up a hobby of something you've always wanted to do but never felt you had the time because you do have the time. Maybe it's a musical instrument, or a foreign language, or joining a book club.

  • 10 Every once in a while, don't forget to remind yourself that there is love in this world and if we try to meet on common ground with out preconceived notions of our own belief systems or judgements we can potentially live in harmony.