School buses on the roads again, apples at the Farmers' Markets, and a smattering of orange leaves - autumn is on its way to New England! We hope you're enjoying this glorious time of year when two amazing seasons overlap to bring us delicious local food, warm days, and cool crisp evenings.
|This Month's FREE E-coupon|
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Two weeks of FREE yoga -OR- 25% off your next Class Card at Portland Power Yoga
$5 off a ticket to Eco Appetito, a fundraiser for Ferry Beach Ecology School
| Common Ground Fair is Right around the Corner!|Come visit our table at MOFGA's Common Ground Fair September 21st-23rd and pre-order your copy of the 2013 SunriseGuide! Remember to bring along your 2012 SunriseGuide coupons for $2 off an adult admission or 50% off MOFGA membership (which, by the way gets you free admission to the Fair!)
Join hundreds of vendors, more than 1,000 volunteers, and tens of thousands of fair-goers who gather to share knowledge about sustainable living; eat delicious, organic, Maine-grown food; buy and sell beautiful Maine crafts and agricultural products; compete in various activities; dance; sing; and have a great time. There are several ecological ways to get to the fair - click here to learn about carpooling, biking and riding the train to Unity!
Volunteer at the SunriseGuide booth! You'll get free admission to the fair, a free copy of the brand new 2013 SunriseGuide and our overflowing appreciation! Email us to learn more.
| Raise Money for your School or Church while Supporting Local Businesses!|Back to school and back to business means it's time to schedule fall/holiday fundraisers for your school or faith 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 group! Click here to learn more.
| SMCC and the U.S. Green Building Council are Collaborating!|The U.S. Green Building Council, Maine Chapter and Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) have just started a collaboration that is sure to thrill those in the green building field or homeowners looking to boost their energy-efficiency know-how. Courses include green building training for subcontractors, LEED credential preparation, and SMCC's green building trainings in weatherization, energy auditing, and more. Click here to learn more.
| This Month's Expert Conversation|
Jason Wentworth & Sandrine Chabert from Washboard Eco-Laundry & Portland's Greener Cleaner
Husband and wife owners of Washboard Eco-Laundry Jason Wentworth and Sandrine Chabert have just opened a new location called Portland's Greener Cleaner, specifically for Wet Cleaning. They're joining us this month to give us the low-down on wet cleaning, how it's healthier for you and the planet, and what you'll find at both of their businesses. Read more.
| The 2012 Green Home Series|
|SunriseGuide Partner News|
Roost House of Juice is now open at 11 Free Street, and is serving up their fresh juices, smoothies, raw food snacks, and organic wines five days a week. Learn more.
Springboard Pilates is moving this month and their newly renovated West End home will be at 72 Pine Street #15. Click here to learn more and see the remodel progress!
The owners of Washboard Eco-Laundry have opened a second location specifically for wet-cleaning called Portland's Greener Cleaner. Stop by and see them at 115 Fox Street and learn more in our Expert Conversation above.
Maine Center for Acupuncture has moved into a new space upstairs - they're still at 222 St. John Street, but now you can find them in Suite 216.
Wooly Rounds has changed their name to Loo Hoo. Same great wool dryer balls, brand new name! Learn more.
Halcyon Yarn is getting ready for their big Annual Open House on Saturday, October 6th. Save the date for a day filled with demos and store-wide sales! Learn more.
|Sustainable Living Event Highlights |
Sep. 13, 7:15-10:30am, USM's Abromson Center, Portland
Sep. 15, 8-11am, The Landing, South China
Sep. 16, 9am-12pm, Eastern Prom, Portland
Sep. 16, 11am-4pm, Eastern Maine and vicinity
Sep. 16, 12-3pm, Vignola Cinque Terre Restaurant, Portland
Sep. 20, 5-7pm, Amalfi on the Water, Rockland
Sep. 20, 5:30-8pm, Mariner's Church Banquet Center, Portland
Sep. 21-23, 9am-5pm, Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity
Sep. 22, 8:30-11:30am, Eco Maine, Portland
Sep. 27, 5-8pm, Saco Transportation Center, Saco
Sep. 28, 8am-8pm, All across Maine
Sep. 29, 6-11pm, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport
, 10am-4pm, LL Bean's Flying Point Campus, FreeportFor a complete list of events, please visit the Local Events section on our website.
|Save the Date|
Oct. 3, 6pm-midnight, One Longfellow Square, Portland
Oct. 3, 6-8pm, SMCC Midcoast Campus, Brunswick
, noon-midnight, Eastern Promenade Beach, PortlandHave a sustainability event we can help you promote? Please e-mail us the details.