The Sunrise Guide - The coupon book for healthy and sustainable living
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Eco-Excellence Awards
Give Us Your Two Cents
Expert Conversations
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


 January 2012 
Greetings! winter birds

We hope that you had a fun-filled holiday season! To ring in the new year and aid in your healthy resolutions, we have five fantastic coupon offers plus an exclusive interview with local raw foods guru Elizabeth Fraser.

Best wishes from the SunriseGuide Team for a wonderful 2012!

This Month's FREE E-coupons

Nominate someone for an eco-excellence award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 ecomaine eco-excellence awards. Award recipients may be individuals, groups, businesses, or organizations and must live or work in one of the 43 communities that ecomaine serves. Details and a list of communities can be found here. The deadline for entries is Friday, January 20, 2012.
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Give us your two cents...
SunriseGuide survey coming soon

Actually your feedback is priceless to us and we hope you'll take a few minutes to take our upcoming survey. Look for an email in your inbox or on our Facebook page in the coming weeks. And thank you in advance for sharing your feedback with us. The SunriseGuide is a community resource for all of us and we value your input!
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Girl Gone Raw This Month's Expert Conversation
with Elizabeth Fraser of Girl Gone Raw

This article is the second of a series of expert conversations that we will be featuring throughout the year.

SRG: How do you define "raw food"?
EF: The raw & living foods lifestyle is fun, tasty and simple: it entails eating a diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds & sprouted grains-and nothing heated over 118 degrees. The food is creative, colorful & beautiful.

SRG: What are the health benefits of eating raw foods?
EF: There are so many benefits to eating a high raw vegan diet!  A few of them are weight loss/balance, increased energy, mental clarity, clear skin, and overall improved health.  It is also a very environmentally friendly way of eating because raw food consists of mostly fresh produce or bulk foods that require  little to no packaging, which means less waste & more composting.  Read more.

SunriseGuide Partner NewsVibrant Life logo

Vibrant Life Wellness Center has a new satellite office located at 44 Park Street in Rockland (in the Midcoast Gym).

Frontier logoFrontier Café & Cinema has reopened and is now offering full service dining with a new menu at Fort Andross in Brunswick.
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Congratulations to Coffee By Design for being named one of the top 10 coolest coffee shops in the country by Zagats. No surprise to us, but it's always nice to be recognized by others!
Sustainable Living Event Highlights 

Winter Trails Day-Sunday River Outdoor Center
Jan 7, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, Sunday River Outdoor Center

2012 Maine Agricultural Trades Show
Jan 10, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Augusta Civic Center

Bangor Greendrinks
Jan 10, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Bangor area

Portland Green Drinks
Jan 10, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Portland area

January 2012 Green Eggs -Green Healthcare Facilities
Jan 11, 7:00 am to 9:00 am, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

Residential Construction Training from the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council
Jan 12, 7:30 am to 11:30 am, Ramada Inn, Saco

LEED Professional Open House
Jan 12, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Pats Pizza Old Port, Portland

Lake Saint George State Park Youth Ice Fishing Derby & Dog Sled Rides
Jan 15, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Lake Saint George State Park, Liberty

By Land and By Sea: Leveraging the Co-op Model for Business Success
Jan 19, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, MOFGA-Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Unlocking the Renewable Wealth of Our Soils
Jan 28, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Portland location TBD

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

Save the Date

Winter Family Fun Days at Mount Blue State Park
Feb 4, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Mount Blue State Park, Weld

National Toboggan Championship Camden
Feb 10, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Camden Snow Bowl

Maine Home, Remodeling, and Garden Show
Feb 18, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland

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

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