The Sunrise Guide - The coupon book for healthy and sustainable living
In this issue...
FREE E-coupons
2012 SunriseGuide is here!
Midcoast Green Homes Series
Art Walks
Partner News
Portland Business Commuter Challenge
Employee Gift Idea
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date
MBFS event

 October 2011 
Greetings! bees and autumn flowers

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!
This Month's FREE E-coupons

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2012 SunriseGuide cover - tilting left 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!

Green house with dandelion sun 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, 2011

Your "House as a System" - how it all works together
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Renewable Energy Systems and High Efficiency Heating Solutions
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Healthy Homes, the Midcoast Maine Home and Green Kitchens
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Landscape - Permaculture, Ecological Gardening and Chemical-Free Yardscape
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The events are free, but space is limited. Please pre-register today.

 street performersArt 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 logoBella 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 LogoReVision Energy and Downeast Energy are now working in partnership, wDowneast Energy logohich will allow Downeast to offer its customers solar options. Read about it!

Evergreen Home Performance logo
Attend Evergreen Home Performance's Career Open House on Oct. 18th to explore your future as an Energy Advisor.

MaineShare logoYour registration for the Yogathon, held at Maine Mall on Oct. 8th, benefits MaineShare's community development mission.

Commuter Challenge poster 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

gift boxLooking for a gift for employees or clients?

Something that they'll really appreciate?

The SunriseGuide is a great way to say thank you all year long. Whether it's a gift for the holidays, the new year, employee incentives or a simple thank you, the SunriseGuide will inspire and excite them. We can even put your logo on the book cover. Ask us about discounts 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 Series
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, & Nov. 2, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Evergreen Home Performance, Rockland

Food Preservation - Preserve the Harvest
Oct. 6, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Learning Center, Biddeford

Open Creamery Day
Oct. 9, all day, locations statewide

Portland Green Drinks
Oct. 11, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Sebago Brewing Company, Portland

Bangor Greendrinks
Oct. 11, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Darling's Honda Nissan Volvo, Sylvan Road, Bangor

No-Dig Weed-Free Garden Bed Intensive
Oct 15, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Longbranch School, Bowdoinham

Fermenting Foods for Fun
Oct. 18, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Brunswick High School, Brunswick

MBS Green Tea Breakfast: A roundtable discussion with Tim Downing, CEO of Duratherm Windows
Oct. 20, 7:45 am to 9:00 am, Peloton Labs, Portland

Top Bar Beekeeping Class
Oct. 22, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Morse High School, Bath

The Great Maine Apple Day
Oct. 23, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Common Ground Education Center, Unity

The Art of Local Food
Oct. 30, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, The Summit at Point Lookout, Northport

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

Save the Date

Midcoast Green Homes Lecture Series: Landscaping
Nov. 2, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Evergreen Home Performance, Rockland

Juice Conference
Nov. 4, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Camden Opera House

MBS Fall Conference featuring Diane Rehm & Gary Hirshberg
Nov. 4, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, USM Abromson Community Center, Portland

4th Annual Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival
Nov. 5, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, USM Hannaford Hall, Portland

Building Maine's Clean Technology Corridor
Nov. 15, 7:15 am to 10:30 am, USM Wishcamper Center, Portland

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

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