The Sunrise Guide - The coupon book for healthy and sustainable living
In this issue...
This Month's FREE E-coupons
Introducing Green & Healthy Maine
Get On Your Bike!
Green Drinks Goes Midcoast
3rd Annual Gourmet Garden Crawl
Efficiency Maine Will Pay for your Old Fridge
This Month's Expert Conversation
SunriseGuide Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


 June 2012
Greetings! Strawberries

The days are steadily getting warmer and longer, and we are definitely getting summer fever as we rapidly approach the Solstice. This month's issue is packed with some great ways to kick off the season including bike-riding tips, garden tours, and a our new visitor's guide that will connect our summer and fall visitors with the best of what's healthy, local and green in Maine.
This Month's FREE E-coupons

Click on the links below to print this month's exclusive offers.

10% off spring residential window cleaning with environmentally safe cleaners.

20% off a custom-built raised planting bed made with untreated hardwood or stone.

GHM Cover Introducing the Green & Healthy Maine Visitor's Guide!

After six years of bringing you the best of what's green, healthy, and local in Maine, we're thrilled to announce the launch of our 1st Annual Green & Healthy Maine Visitor's Guide! Part-magazine and part-visitor's guide, this publication is truly one-of-a-kind. Readers will find extensive directories for four regions in Maine letting them know where they can take an yoga class, get a massage, find natural and local food, go hiking or biking, what to do on a rainy day, and more! Read More.
Photo for biking story Get On Your Bike!

We at the SunriseGuide just love our bicycles and never miss a chance to promote one of our favorite outdoor activities. Exercise, fresh air, green transportation, and just a general great time - what could be better? Whether your pleasure is mountain or road biking, and whether you're a competitive cyclist or a leisurely rider, check out our resource list for bike lovers of all kinds. Read more.
Rockland Green Drinks Green Drinks Goes Midcoast

This month, Rockland will become the fourth place in Maine to host monthly Green Drinks events, joining the list with Portland, Bangor, and Mount Desert Island. Their inaugural event will be Thursday, June 21st from 5:00-7:00pm at Amalfi on the Water, with collaboration from Rockland Main Street, Inc.'s "Green Downtowns!" initiative, and the City of Rockland. For more information, click here.
GardenCrawl 3rd Annual Gourmet Garden Crawl

Rippling Waters Organic Farm in Standish will host its 3rd Annual Gourmet Garden Crawl on Sunday, June 10th from 1:00-6:00pm. This fundraiser will benefit budding student gardeners and supports efforts to teach kids how to grow food for their school cafeteria. Enjoy school garden tours, dinner, live music, and drinks. For more information, click here.
Refridgerator Efficiency Maine Will Pay for your Old Fridge...

...and they'll even come pick it up for free! Efficiency Maine offers a recycling program for refrigerator/freezers that gives Mainers the opportunity to conserve energy and save money. Learn more.
Expert Conversation - Jen & Sam (GMRI) This Month's Expert Conversation
with Jen Levin & Sam Grimley from Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Jen Levin and Sam Grimley from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) in Portland recently began collaborating with local fishermen and some of the area's best chefs to build the market for several tasty and abundant, yet underappreciated Gulf of Maine species. Learn more.
SunriseGuide Partner News
Rosemont Market logo 
We're just loving Rosemont Market & Bakery's new promotional video on YouTube!
Maine Island Trail Assoc LOGO 
Maine Island Trail Association just added three islands to its "coastal waterway," bringing the number of places included in their "water trail" to 200!  
Theater Project Logo 
The Theater Project is celebrating its 40th summer. For a list of performances, click here. 
MOFGA's Director Russell Libby traveled to Washington D.C. to testify in front of Congress in support of reforming "The Farm Bill" to better help organic and local farmers. Watch video. 
Baxter Brewing logo 
Congratulations to Baxter Brewing Company whose Pamola Xtra Pale Ale made Boston Magazine's List of The Best Craft Beer in New England in May! 
Farewell to two of our favorite local businesses: Pizza Magnolia in South Portland and Stonyfield Café in Falmouth, we'll miss having you as part of our community! 

Sustainable Living Event Highlights 

Documentary Series-Blue Planet: Tidal Seas and Coastal Seas
June 6, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden

E2Tech Networking Evening
June 7, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Avant Dance Center, Westbrook

June 10, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Old Port, Portland

3rd Annual Gourmet Garden Crawl
June 10, 1:00 to 6:00 pm, Rippling Waters Organic Farm, Steep Falls
June 12, 5:30 to 8:00 pm, Compass Project Boat Shop, Portland

Farm and Homestead Day- A Hands-on Skill Sharing Event
June 16, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, MOFGA Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity
June 16, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Reiche School, Portland

Shift One-Year Anniversary Celebration
June 18, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Shift Store, Brunswick
June 21, 7:15 to 9:30 am, University of Southern Maine Wishcamper Center, Portland

Rockland Green Drinks
June 21, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Amalfi on the Water, Rockland
June 21, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Congregational Vestry, New Gloucester

50th Annual Windjammer Days
June 26, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Downtown Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor

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

Save the Date

Open Farm Day
July 22, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, locations statewide

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

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