The Sunrise Guide - The coupon book for healthy and sustainable living
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Earth Day
Great Maine Bike Swap
Ecomaine Eco-Excellence Award
SunriseGuide Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


April 2012 

April showers bring...March flowers?! Wait, that's not how the saying goes! Regardless, we're very excited for more to come as spring gets into full swing! Speaking of things we're excited about, April happens to be the month when we celebrate our favorite holiday...Earth Day! As you can see on our events page, there are tons of great ways you can celebrate that important day all month long! Have an event that's not yet listed, please let us know.
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Earth Day     

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
It's time for our 2nd annual Earth Day Scavenger Hunt, photo contest. Enter to win an overnight getaway for two, with breakfast, at The Craignair Inn every time you post a photo of a scavenger hunt item on our Facebook page! Earth Day is a great time of year to get outside and explore your community. Click here for all the details. 


Earth Day 2010

Earth Day Events


There are a ton of great Earth Day events happening around the state this month. Not only can you have your pick of activities on April 22nd, but you can celebrate this great holiday all month if you'd like. See our events page for all of the Earth Day happenings, but here are a few examples to give you an idea of how we celebrate the planet in Maine: "Food+Farm" Series at Space Gallery in Portland, "Going Solar" celebration and talk in Augusta, a clean-up day at Scarborough Marsh, Silent Spring's 50th Anniversary celebration in Falmouth, and so much more!


Great Maine Bike Swap     

Looking to buy a new (to you) bike? Want to swap your mountain bike for a cruiser or road bike? The Great Maine Bike Swaps in Portland (Sunday, April 29) and Orono (Sunday, April 22) are the perfect opportunity to find that dream bike and ask the experts all your bike-related questions. Visit the Bicycle Coalition of Maine for more information.
Ecomaine Eco-Excellence Award


The SunriseGuide is thrilled to be among the recipients of the 2012 ecomaine eco-excellence award, an annual award given to recognize individuals and businesses in its owner communities who demonstrate commitment to sustainable practices. Congratulations to all of the nominees and recipients!  
SunriseGuide Partner News


Chimani of Yarmouth is offering Free Apps for National Park Week, April 21-29 and includes all of their iPhone and Android national park apps. The apps will be available for free (reg. $4.99-$9.99) from the Apple App Store and Google Play Marketplace starting Wed., April 18. Learn more.   

The first Lean Too House of the Lulwe Ridge development in Brunswick was recently completed and occupied. This super-efficient home is the result of a collaboration that included SunriseGuide partners: Mike Hamilton of Remax Riverside, David Matero Architecture and Senecal Construction Services.   

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.

Free Vermicomposting Workshop
 (hosted by the Belfast Co-op)
April 7, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Belfast Free Library, Belfast

April 10, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Shift, Brunswick

April 11, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Biovation LLC, Boothbay Harbor

April 12, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Hall of Flags - State House, Augusta

April 14, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Skillins Greenhouses, Falmouth

April 17, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Waldo County Cooperative Extension Office, Waldo

April 19 - 22 (five events), times vary, Space Gallery, Portland

April 19, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland

April 20, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Augusta

April 21, 7:30 am to 10:00 am, Deering High School, Portland

April 21, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, Deering High School, Portland

April 22, 12:01 am to 11:59 pm, Planet Earth, events statewide

April 22, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monument Square, Portland

April 22, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, The University of Maine, Orono

April 26, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

April 27, 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm, The Portland Club, Portland

April 29, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, University of Southern Maine, Portland

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

Save the Date

Brunswick Solar Tour
May 5th, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, Two Echo's Common House, Brunswick

Wells Reserve Eco Day
May 19, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Wells Reserve & Laudholm Trust, Wells
Have a sustainability event we can help you promote? Please e-mail us the details.

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