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Margeting Green
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Calling All Young Green Heroes!
Enjoying the Fruits of Summer
We Need Bookworms and Shutterbugs!
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Sustainable Living Events
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 June 2011
Let's Go Exploring! Maine road sign

Summer is nearly upon us. As usual our events list is brimming over with fun happenings across the state that will entertain everyone from green entrepreneurs to outdoor enthusiasts to local foodies. We hope we're keeping you busy and giving you lots of ideas for enjoying the advent of a delightful Maine summer. This is also a great time to break out your 2010-2011 SunriseGuide and look for those neglected coupons. Need an excuse for a fun road trip? Look no further than your SunriseGuide and our events page for your destination and some sweet deals once you get there! Happy exploring.
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Marketing Green
Green Tea Breakfast, June 9, 7:30am-9:30am, Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Maine Businesses for Sustainability will be hosting a Green Tea Breakfast this Thursday, June 9, as part of an educational series for entrepreneurs involved in green business. This month's Green Tea Breakfast will introduce the ins and outs of marketing green, including planning, messaging, and production. Presenters from Garrand Advertising and Pulp + Wire will discuss recent marketing projects with an eye on the challenges and potential traps involved in even the best laid plans. As usual, coffee will be provided by Coffee by Design with treats from Rosemont Bakery. Register here.

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This Month's FREE E-coupons

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$5 off your purchase of $25 or more of natural and local foods at Bathras Market.Island Treasure Toys logo  

                e-coupon20% off your purchase of $25 or TimMclain logomore at Island Treasure Toys

Receive an additional 30 minutes FREE when you book an hour-long massage at Tim McLain Massage.
Calling All Young Green Heroes!Green super hero
Nominate a Green Hero by June 15

Do you know a young person in Maine 18 years or under who is passionate about the environment? Nominate them to be the next Young Green Hero! They just might be featured in the next edition of the SunriseGuide. The ideal Green Heroes are working to make a difference in their local or global community, and stand out among their peers as being particularly enthusiastic and dedicated stewards of the earth. Read on to learn more and to nominate your Young Green Hero. 
Enjoying the Fruits of Summermarket vegetables

One of the best things about summer is the vigorous burst of growth that brings bushels of fresh local produce to our dinner plates. Our gardens, farmers' markets, and natural food stores are suddenly a colorful explosion of delectable edibles that were grown in Maine's soil. The following article will help you cook, preserve, and share the fruits of summer. But first, there's nothing better than a carrot or tomato fresh from the ground! Read on
We Need Bookworms and Shutterbugs!
Bookworm's Table

The Bookworm's Table - by Claude Raguet Hirst, 1890

We're calling on you to do one of two things (or both!):

1.    Recommend a good book to us! We're compiling our list of books that address sustainability to include in the 2012 edition of the SunriseGuide. In the past, featured books have ranged from The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan to The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan. We're relying on you to share the best titles. Please send us your recommendations by Thursday, June 30.


2.    Submit your photos for our annual photo contest! The winners will be featured in the 2012 SunriseGuide. If we select your photo, it will be printed in the 2012 edition and you'll get a free copy of that book! Please submit yourphotos by Thursday, June 30. Send us an e-mail with a digital attachment or for more information!  


Share your voice with the SunriseGuide community! We look forward to hearing from you.

SunriseGuide Partner News
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Evergreen Home Performance is recruiting mid-coast applicants to fill auditor/sales and technician positions! Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Island TReasure Toys logoIsland Treasure Toys opened up a new shop in Freeport, where you can find natural and Waldorf toys for all ages. Visit them at 20 Bow St., (207) 865-7007. Print out their e-coupon above and save at their new store!
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Thorfinn Expeditions has moved shop: you can find them keeping shop with Bikesnjava at 481 Main St., Rockland, (207) 322-2293.

Some of our partners won Best of the Best Midcoast awards! Congratulations go to:
Smarty Pants
Fresh off the Farm
Clean Bee Laundry
Rheal Day Spa
Smith & May, Inc.
Amalfi On the Water
Sustainable Living Event Highlights 
Included below, you'll find a sampling from the complete event list on our website. Consider it an appetizer. For a complete list of local events, please click here.

Green Tea Breakfast: Marketing Green
June 9, 7:30am-9:30am, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland

Midcoast Maine Home and Design Show
June 11-12, 10am-5pm, 67 Atlantic Highway, Point Lookout, Northport

Gourmet Garden Crawl
June 12, 1-6:30pm, Rippling Waters Organic Farm, Standish

Old Port Festival
June 12, 11am-5pm, Old Port, Portland

Round the Mountain Trail Inaugural Trail Opening
June 14, 4-5pm, Camden Snow Bowl

Portland Greendrinks
June 14, 4:30-8pm, Cow Island, Casco Bay

Bangor Greendrinks
June 14, 5-8pm, Hampden Natural Foods, Bangor

Lupine Festival
June 17-19, Deer Isle, Stonington

Summer Solstice Street Fair
June 18, 5-9pm, Main Sreet, Rockland

 2011 Active Communities Conference, Brunswick
June 21, 7:30am-4pm, Bowdoin College Campus, Brunswick

For a complete list of events, please visit the Local Events section on our website.

Save the Date

Maine Bike Rally
July 8-10, Brunswick

Open Farm Day
July 24, statewide

Have a sustainability event we can help you promote? Please e-mail us the details.

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