We hope this finds you relishing the warmth, sunshine and long days, and indulging in the many joys and pleasures summer has to offer.
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$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
$10 off an individual or family membership to Maine Island Trail Association
10% off your purchase of Vermont Natural Coatings at Maine Green Building Supply
| 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!
| 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| 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 Organic Desserts has opened a new location on Route One in Yarmouth, just south of the I-295 exit. For more info, click here.
Amalfi on the Water is now open on Sundays. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, they open at noon on Sundays. Learn more.
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.
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.
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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.