The Sunrise Guide - The coupon book for healthy and sustainable living
In this issue...
This Month's FREE E-Coupons
Include your Business in the 2013 SunriseGuide
August is for Artists
SunriseGuide Partner News
Raise Money for your School
Calling All Budding Locavores!
Green & Healthy Maine Feature Articles
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


 August 2012

We hope this finds you relishing the warmth, sunshine and long days, and indulging in the many joys and pleasures summer has to offer.

Maine Coastline with Sailboat

This Month's FREE E-coupons

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

Ferry Beach Ecology School logo
$5 off a ticket to Eco Appetito, a fundraiser for Ferry Beach Ecology School

FREE small cup of coffee with your purchase of a morning goodie at Treats
Maine Island Trail Assoc LOGO
$10 off an individual or family membership to Maine Island Trail Association 

Maine Green Building Logo
10% off your purchase of Vermont Natural Coatings at Maine Green Building Supply
SRG 2013 Cover Last Chance to Have your Business Included in the 2013 SunriseGuide!

We've been working hard on the next SunriseGuide and are very excited about our seventh book. With fun new DIY projects, interesting articles, and sustainable tips and resources galore, it will be our best edition yet! Do you own a business or know someone who might like to have their business included? Want to connect with readers looking for healthy and eco-friendly products and services in Maine? Don't miss your chance to reach 30,000 readers a year! Contact us TODAY!
Outdoor Artist August is for Artists!

August is a fantastic month for supporting local artists in Maine. Between the many Art Walks occurring monthly throughout Southern and Midcoast Maine, and some special annual art sales, there is no better time to experience the incredibly impressive art scene in our fine state. So mark your calendars for these events, make some space on your walls, and have a blast perusing original paintings, photography, ceramics, and so much more!


  • Aug. 11, 9-5 | 33rd Annual Art in the Park Show & Sale | Mill Creek Park, South Portland
  • Aug. 11, 9-4 | 12th Annual Art Show & Sale | Aldermere Farm, Rockport
  • Aug. 18, 9-5 | Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival | Town Green & Maine Street, Brunswick
  • Aug. 18 & 19, 10-5 (until 4 on Sun.) | 16th Annual Art & Fine Crafts Show | Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth
  • Aug. 18 & 19, 10-5 (until 4 on Sun.) | Annual August Fest Arts & Crafts Show | Boothbay Commons, Boothbay
  • Aug. 23, 9:30-5 | 39th Annual Sidewalk Art Show & Sale | Downtown Ogunquit
  • Aug. 25, 9-4 | Sidewalk Art Festival | Downtown Portland
  • Aug. 25, 11-6 | 5th Annual Picnic Music + Arts Festival | Lincoln Park, Portland
  • Aug. 25, 10-4 | Kennebunkport Village Green Craft Show | Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport
  • Sep. 2 (save the date!), 10-4 | Labor Day Art Show | Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth


And if that's not enough to give you your local art fix, click here for a list of monthly Art Walks throughout Maine.
SunriseGuide Partner News

Coffee By Design Logo Help Coffee By Design win this national green business competition "Green America's People & Planet Award." Click here to vote, and congratulations to CDB for making the Top 10!
Maple's logo Maple's Organic Desserts has opened a new location on Route One in Yarmouth, just south of the I-295 exit. For more info, click here.
AmalfiOnTheWater_logoAmalfi on the Water is now open on Sundays. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, they open at noon on Sundays. Learn more. 
Renys logo Reny's has worked with Efficiency Maine to complete 30 energy-efficient projects at 12 of its 16 stores since 2006... Learn more about what they're doing to save money and conserve energy here.
True North basic logo Celebrate healthy living, preventative care, and True North's 10th Anniversary by participating in their first annual 5K Wellness Walk. For more info, click here. 
Birthroots logo Birth Roots is holding their 4th Annual Sandsations Sand Sculpting Contest this September at Pine Point. It's a family-friendly, fun way to support a local cause. Click here for more info.
dollar sign Raise Money for your School!

With the start of school approaching, it's a great time to think about fresh, new fundraising ideas for your school group. The SunriseGuide fundraising program is a perfect way to raise money for the Class of '13, sports teams, arts groups, environmental clubs, boosters, Project Graduation, special trips & projects, and more?! The SunriseGuide is a product you can feel good about selling...while earning big bucks for your school! Click here to learn more.


Vegetable Garden Calling All Budding Locavores!

This Saturday, August 11th, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be hosting its 4th Annual Backyard Locavore Day from 10am-4pm to raise money for their future home at Tidewater Farm. Visit thirteen sites in Southern Maine. Enjoy demonstrations, food sampling, and backyard garden tours throughout the day. Topics include vegetable gardening, root cellaring, drying and canning foods, composting, raising chicken for eggs and meat, and more! Tickets $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, children under 12 are free. Learn more.
GHM Cover Green & Healthy Maine Feature Articles

As you may have heard, this summer we launched our first annual Green & Healthy Maine Visitor's Guide.  In case you haven't had a chance to get yours yet, you can read some of the feature stories here.



"Out of the Blue: Dining on delicious and abundant fish in the Gulf of Maine"


"It's Not About the Towels: What Maine hotels and B&Bs are doing to raise the bar for the lodging industry"


"Safe Journeys: A guide to gluten-free dining in Maine"


"Charity Tourism: Participants in the annual Trek Across Maine bicycle tour get more than an adventure"


"The Maine Bean Suppah: Maine churches have been dishing up hearty, home-cooked meals in a tradition that spans decades"


"A Green Revolution: Changing the world one green smoothie at a time"


Sustainable Living Event Highlights 
Aug. 10, 10am-4pm, Harbor Park, Rockland

Aug. 10, 2:30pm-12am, Saddleback Mountain, Rangely

Aug. 11, 10:30am-2:30pm, Sappi Paper Mill, Westbrook

Aug. 11, 10am-4pm, Various locations in Southern Maine

Aug. 14, 5:30-7:30pm, Maine Green Building Supply, Portland

Aug. 16, 5-7pm, Amalfi on the Water, Rockland

Aug. 17, 8am-10pm, Auburn

Aug. 17, 9am-10pm, Belfast

Aug. 18 & 19, 10am-5pm (4pm on Sunday), Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth

Aug. 23, 7-8pm, Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, Belfast

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

Save the Date

Sept. 5 & 6, 7:30am-6:30pm (12pm on Thursday), Sable Oaks Marriott, South Portland

Sept. 8, 10am-5pm, Samoset Resort, Rockport

Sept. 9, 12-3:30pm, Pine Point Beach, Scarborough

Sept. 9, 2-7pm, Rippling Waters Organic Farm, Steep Falls

Sept. 21-23, 9am-6:30pm (5pm on Sunday), Commonground Fairgrounds, Unity 

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

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