Fall has a way of rejuvenating us. The crisp air energizes our bodies and minds - it's time to get back into it! As you can see from our event list below and on our website, this fall is chock full of good happenings. Have you always wanted to learn about canning, creating a garden bed, beekeeping? Now's the time. Read on to learn about our upcoming green home series in Rockland, find an art walk in your area and more!
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| The 2012 SunriseGuide has arrived!|
The brand new 2012 SunriseGuide hits stores this week. It's our biggest edition yet, with 300 awesome discounts to the best of what's healthy, local and green in Maine. Find favorites like Whole Foods, Rosemont Market, Sweets & Meats, El Rayo, plus tons of new offers you'll want to check out like Bam Bam Bakery, Trattoria Athena, Bathras Market, Graffam Brothers Seafood -- and that's just a taste of the food section. As you know, there are offers for home & garden, clothing, yoga and lots more! Pick yours up today!
| Midcost Green Home Series|
We're partnering with the Maine chapter of the US Green Building Council to bring you the midcoast green home lecture series. Five free workshops will cover various aspects of making your home more energy efficient and healthy.
Wednesdays, beginning October 5th in Rockland.Evaluating Your Home and Financing Home Energy Improvements
Wednesday, October 5, 2011Your "House as a System" - how it all works together
Wednesday, October 12, 2011Renewable Energy Systems and High Efficiency Heating Solutions
Wednesday, October 19, 2011Healthy Homes, the Midcoast Maine Home and Green Kitchens
Wednesday, October 26, 2011Landscape - Permaculture, Ecological Gardening and Chemical-Free Yardscape
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The events are free, but space is limited. Please pre-register today.
| Art Walks|
Fall is a great time to enjoy of one of the many art walks that take place all over Maine. What's an "Art Walk?" It's basically a day each month when the galleries in a given area stay open later to welcome the public. Some feature refreshments and even entertainment. It's a great community time, mingling with your neighbors. Check out our list of local events
|SunriseGuide Partner News|
Bella Luna Toys has been named a finalist in the Green America 'Green Business of the Year' contest. Show your support
for this Maine-based business by voting here. Voting ends October 6, so vote today!
ReVision Energy and Downeast Energy are now working in partnership, w
hich will allow Downeast to offer its customers solar options. Read about it!
Attend Evergreen Home Performance's Career Open House
on Oct. 18th to explore your future as an Energy Advisor.
Your registration for the Yogathon
, held at Maine Mall on Oct. 8th, benefits MaineShare's community development mission.
| Take the Portland Business Commuter Challenge|
In the spirit of Commute Another Way Week, the Portland Business Commuter Challenge
was created as a friendly competition where everyone wins. At stake are a handful of fun incentives, a chance to use and promote more sustainable transportation choices, and an opportunity to make your business greener.
To play, businesses promote the challenge and encourage their employees to try biking, walking, carpooling or taking the bus to work in October. Participating employees log into GoMaine and record their participation to be eligible for prizes. The first week of November the winning commuters and businesses will be announced. For more information contact Erik West at erik@GOMAINE.org
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Something that they'll really appreciate?
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on orders of 10 or more books.
|Sustainable Living Event Highlights |
Included below, you'll find a sampling from the complete event list on our website. Consider it an appetizer. Click here for a complete list of local events
.Midcoast Green Homes Lecture SeriesOct. 5, 12, 19, 26, & Nov. 2, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm,
Evergreen Home Performance, RocklandFood Preservation - Preserve the HarvestOct. 6, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm,
Learning Center, BiddefordOpen Creamery DayOct. 9, all day,
locations statewidePortland Green DrinksOct. 11, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm,
Sebago Brewing Company, PortlandBangor GreendrinksOct. 11, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm,
Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo, Sylvan Road, BangorNo-Dig Weed-Free Garden Bed IntensiveOct 15, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,
Longbranch School, BowdoinhamFermenting Foods for FunOct. 18, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm,
Brunswick High School, BrunswickMBS Green Tea Breakfast: A roundtable discussion with Tim Downing, CEO of Duratherm WindowsOct. 20, 7:45 am to 9:00 am,
Peloton Labs, PortlandTop Bar Beekeeping ClassOct. 22, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm,
Morse High School, BathThe Great Maine Apple DayOct. 23, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm,
Common Ground Education Center, UnityThe Art of Local FoodOct. 30, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm,
The Summit at Point Lookout, NorthportFor a complete list of events, please visit the Events section on our website.
|Save the Date|Midcoast Green Homes Lecture Series: LandscapingNov. 2, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm,
Evergreen Home Performance, RocklandJuice ConferenceNov. 4, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm,
Camden Opera HouseMBS Fall Conference featuring Diane Rehm & Gary HirshbergNov. 4, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm,
USM Abromson Community Center, Portland4th Annual Wild & Scenic Environmental Film FestivalNov. 5, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm,
USM Hannaford Hall, PortlandBuilding Maine's Clean Technology CorridorNov. 15, 7:15 am to 10:30 am,
USM Wishcamper Center, PortlandHave a sustainability event we can help you promote? Please e-mail us the details.
Part handbook, part coupon book, the SunriseGuide is a resource for learning about, supporting, and living in a healthy and sustainable way in southern and coastal Maine.