The days are getting shorter, Vacationland is getting a little quieter, local root veggies and pumpkins are abundant at the farmers' markets, and the trees are beginning to adorn their best and brightest colors. Autumn is officially in full swing! We hope you're enjoying the crisp days, delicious food, and the many things that make this such a glorious time of year!
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tickets to Portland Symphony Orchestra's performance of "Swingin' the American Songbook"
| Green Buildings Open House Tours Statewide |
Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 10am-3pm | FREE
See how your neighbors are reducing their carbon footprint and cutting their energy bills through the power of the sun, wind, smart building design, and energy efficient appliances and technologies on Saturday, October 13th. The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) invites you to visit sustainable, green homes and buildings throughout the Northeast, including over forty here in Maine! The event is free. To find the open house sites nearest you, click here.
| 2013 SunriseGuide Releases October 22nd!|
This year's edition is jam packed with the best of what's healthy, local and green in Maine. You'll find valuable offers from friends old and new. Plus, a collection of resource lists, DIY projects, and informative articles that will keep you (and yours) in the know. A special welcome to the many York county businesses that have joined for the 2013 edition. We can't wait to share our 7th edition with you, so keep your eyes out for the book at local retailers and through your favorite fundraiser.
| How Do Your Cleaning Products Rank?|Last month, the Environmental Working Group released their "2012 Guide to Healthy Cleaning," safety ratings for over 2,000 cleaning products. This latest guide joins the ranks with EWG's "Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database," "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce," and several other tools and resources they've created to promote informed consumerism and keep us safe from harmful chemicals in our everyday products. Click here to learn more and see how your household cleaning products rank...or to find safer, healthier alternatives.
For those of you who may have missed it the first time around or if you just want a refresher about how to clean green in your home, please read our Expert Conversation with Joe Walsh from Green Clean Maine here.
|SunriseGuide Partner News|
Congratulations to Gelato Fiasco co-founders Joshua Davis and Bruno Tropeano who were named to a list of 100 young entrepreneurs honored at the White House last month. They were Maine's only representatives on the 2012 Empact 100 List. Learn more.
Kamasouptra is now open for business in the Maine Mall Food Court in South Portland! Stop by to enjoy some delicious soup during your next day of shopping.
Last month, the Portland Museum of Art opened their exhibit "Weather beaten: Winslow Homer and Maine," showcasing 38 masterpieces Homer created during the final decades of his life while living in Maine. The exhibit runs until December 30th. Learn more.
Gorham Bike & Ski is holding a Ski Swap on Saturday, October 27th from 10am-5pm at their Portland location (693 Congress Street). Great for buyers and sellers alike! Learn more.
Congratulations to all of our Partner Businesses who won six of the ten Portland Buy Local Indie Biz Awards on October 3rd: Rosemont Market & Bakery, Portland Trails, Planet Dog, Portland Museum of Art, The Holy Donut, and Longfellow Books. Learn more.
|Sustainable Living Event Highlights |
Here are some highlights of the events happening this month. For a complete list of events, please visit the Local Events section on our website.
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 10am-2pm, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport
Oct. 9, 5-8pm, Penobscot County Conservation Association Clubhouse, Brewer
Oct. 9, 5:30-7:30pm, Peloton Labs, Portland
Oct. 13, 9am-5pm, All over Maine
Oct. 13, noon-midnight, Eastern Promenade Beach, Portland
Oct. 14, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport
Oct. 14, 12:30-4:30pm, Belfast Co-op, Belfast
Oct. 16, 7-9am, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester
Advanced Energy Efficiency for Homeowners
, 6-8:30pm, SMCC, South Portland | Oct. 18, 6-8:30pm, SMCC, South Portland
Documentary film, Betting the Farm
, 7-9pm, The Colonial Theater, Belfast | Oct. 18
, 7-9pm, The Strand Theater, Rockland | Oct. 25
, 5-9pm, Frontier Cafe + Cinema, Brunswick | Oct. 26
, 5-9pm, Frontier Cafe + Cinema, Brunswick | Nov. 3
, 7-9pm, University of Southern Maine - Hannaford Hall, Portland
Oct. 18, 5-7pm, Amalfi on the Water, Rockland
Oct. 18, 5:30-8:30, Novare Res, Portland
Oct. 18, 6:30-8:45pm, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Oct. 22, 7:30m, Shift Change Documentary Showing
Oct. 25, 1-7pm, Creating Worker Cooperatives in our Community workshop
Oct. 25, 7pm, Cooperative Feast
Oct. 24, 9am-5pm, Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland
Oct. 25, 7:15am-1:30pm, Texas Instruments, South Portland
Oct. 25, 6pm, Shift, Brunswick
|Save the Date|
Nov. 8, 7am-1pm, USM Abromson Community Center, Portland
Nov. 10, 4-8pm, USM Abromson Community Center, Portland
, 7:15-10am, USM Wishcamper Center, PortlandHave a sustainability event we can help you promote? Please e-mail us the details.
|Congratulations to Jen Rancourt|
Jen is the winner of our green gift basket giveaway from this year's Common Ground Fair SunriseGuide booth. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and entered!
Part handbook, part coupon book, the SunriseGuide is a resource for learning about, supporting, and living in a healthy and sustainable way in southern and coastal Maine.