The Sunrise Guide - The coupon book for healthy and sustainable living
In this issue...
FREE E-Coupons
Walk, Run & Bike for Charity!
Expert Conversations
Spring Fundraisers
Online Green Business Directory
What's Inside the 2012 SunriseGuide
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


 March 2012 
Greetings!  March_LionLambPuppets

March sure did come in like a lion. While we are fans of the snow, we look forward to March making its way out like a lamb and those little crocuses starting to pop their pretty heads up to say hello. If the preponderance of events on the calendar for March and April is any indication, we're in for a fun and festive spring.  

This Month's FREE E-coupons

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 Walk, Run & Bike for Charity!
Charity races and events in Maine this spring, summer and fall

March2012_CharityRaceArticleImageThe days are getting longer, an occasional bird chirp can be heard, and we are all itching to break our  winter hibernation mode. Spring is definitely in sight! For a lot of us that means a long-awaited return to outdoor exercise and activities. And what better way to get into your springtime stride than participating in one of the many great charity events that take place annually in Maine? Read more. 


This Month's Expert Conversation
With Lisa Prince of Advance Weight Loss & Fitness
LisaPrinceIf your New Year's resolutions for healthy habits are losing steam, check out this month's expert conversation with Lisa Prince of Advance Weight Loss & Fitness. And be sure to look for her coupon in this year's SunriseGuide. Read interview.

Dollar Sign with Trees Spring Fundraisers

Looking for a new spring fundraiser for your school group, faith group or sports team that supports local businesses, is simple and profitable? The SunriseGuide can help your group raise hundreds, even thousands of dollars by selling the SunriseGuide to your friends and supports. There are no upfront costs and we can get you started in as little as one week. Learn more

 Online Green Business Directory
OnlineDirectory_FooterEver wished there was a website that could help you find green products and services in Maine? Our new searchable online business directory does just that. Whether you are looking for restaurants in your area that feature local produce or natural meats, yoga studios, home energy efficiency professionals or cleaning companies that use green products, you'll find them hereBrowse by category or search by keyword or region. Know a business that should be listed that's not yet? Drop us a note. And read about it Mainebiz. 

2012 SunriseGuide cover - tilting left What's Inside?
A look at the 2012 SunriseGuide

If you don't yet have your copy of the 2012 SunriseGuide, you can get a sneak peak of what's inside hereMore than 300 offers make it our best one yet! Pick up your copy at a retailer near you or buy it onlineIt pays for itself in one or two coupons and it will introduce you to the best healthy, local and green businesses in Maine!

SunriseGuide Partner NewsTurtleLoveLogo_WithTagline

Turtle Love Co - Is holding a jewelry design contest for engagement rings and the prizes include some big cash.  Entries are due no later than April 16, 2012. Learn more
The new Rosemont Produce Company is now open at 5 Commercial Street in Portland. Offering the best seasonal produce from here and away.
Clara Burke Kitchen is no longer offering home delivered meals. Cater Me Green has graciously offered to honor any outstanding coupons for 20% off home delivered meals from Clara Burke Kitchen.

CraignairInn_Logo The Craignair Inn is hosting a Sunday Brunch this weekend, 11 am March 11th, to benefit the Knox County Humane Society. $15. Learn more.

Sustainable Living Event Highlights 
The following list is an abbreviated list of all of the events listed on our website. For a complete list, click here.

Portland Flower Show
Mar 7-11, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Portland Company Complex, Portland

Brunswick Barter Market
Mar 10, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Shift Store, Brunswick

Bangor Greendrinks
Mar 13, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Zen, Bangor

Brews and Benchmarking
Mar 13, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Peloton Labs, Portland

Portland Greendrinks
Mar 13, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, CIEE, Portland

Juice Box 2012
Mar 13, 5:30 pm to 12:00 am, Samoset Resort, Rockport

Juicing for Health
Mar 13, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Old Orchard Beach High School, Old Orchard Beach

ME2Tech Forum: E2Tech Goes to Augusta to Discuss Current Energy and Environmental Issues
Mar 15, 7:15 am to 12:00 pm, Governor Hill Mansion, Augusta

FoodCycle at Frontier Cinema
Mar 15, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Frontier Cinema, Brunswick

Deep Energy Retrofits
Mar 15, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Shift Store, Brunswick

Green Design, Good Design: Historic Preservation and Smart Energy Solutions
Mar 16, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Bath Savings Institution, Bath

Get Your Vegetable Garden Ready For Sping
Mar 19, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Old Orchard Beach High School, Old Orchard Beach

Maine Maple Sunday
Mar 25, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, locations statewide

Rural Living Day
Mar 31, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Waldo County Extension, Waldo

Grow Your Own Organic Garden
Apr 4, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Scarborough High School, Scarborough

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

Save the Date

UMAINE: Maine's Clean Tech Innovator
Apr 10, 7:15 am to 10:30 am, University of Southern Maine Wishcamper Center, Portland

19th Annual Maine Garden Day
Apr 14, 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, Lewiston High School, Lewiston

Earth Day
Apr 22, all day, events statewide

Great Orono Bike Swap
Apr 22, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, University of Maine, Orono

Great Portland Bike Swap
Apr 22, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, University of Southern Maine, Portland

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

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