The Sunrise Guide - The coupon book for healthy and sustainable living
In this issue...
This Month's FREE E-coupon
Common Ground Fair
Raise Money for your School or Church
SMCC and the U.S. Green Building Council are Collaborating!
This Month's Expert Conversation
The 2012 Green Home Series
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


Halcyon Yarn Display Ad - Sep&Oct'12

 September 2012
Greetings!  Autumn Apples

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

Click on the logo below to print this month's exclusive offer.

Portland Power Yoga
Two weeks of FREE yoga -OR- 25% off your next Class Card at Portland Power Yoga
Ferry Beach Ecology School logo $5 off a ticket to Eco Appetito, a fundraiser for Ferry Beach Ecology School 

Common Ground Fair 2012 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.
Dollar Sign with Trees 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.
U.S. Green Building Council logo 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.
Jason Wentworth & Sandrine Chabert 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

Once again, we're partnering with the US Green Building Council to bring you the 2012 Green Home Series. This fall, we'll be offering the series in two locations - Portland and Rockland! The series includes four weekly sessions - come to one or all - on topics ranging from evaluating your home to alternative energy systems to green landscaping! Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation to help cover the cost of refreshments. 



Sep. 26 - Evaluating Your Home; Where Your House Stands and What to do About It

Oct. 3 - Healthy Kitchens & Household Materials

Oct. 10 - Renewable Energy and High Efficiency Heating Systems

Oct. 17 - Permaculture & Landscaping

Oct. 24 - High Performance Home Case Study



SunriseGuide Partner News

Roost House of Juice 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 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! 
Portland's Greener Cleaner 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 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. 
Loo Hoo Wooly Rounds has changed their name to Loo Hoo. Same great wool dryer balls, brand new name! Learn more. 
Halcyon Yarn 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

Sep. 29, 10am-4pm, LL Bean's Flying Point Campus, Freeport

For 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

Oct. 13, noon-midnight, Eastern Promenade Beach, Portland

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

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