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Gluten-Free Dining in Maine
World Fair Trade Day
Maine Harvest for Hunger
Green & Healthy Mother's Day Gifts
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


 May 2013

We've been busily working away on the Green & Healthy Maine Visitor's Guide, and all of the sudden we turned around and it was SPRING! The trees are budding, dandelions pepper new green grass, restaurant outdoor patios are starting to open, and it's light enough to exercise outside after work! We hope your spring is off to a great start, and you're enjoying this lovely season in Maine.
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Gluten-Free Dining in Maine 

Pillowy whoopie pies crammed with sweet cream frosting. Piping hot pizza with just the right balance of crisp and chew. Oversized loaves of fresh-baked bread still warm from the oven. Totally dreamy, or a gluten-free nightmare? Luckily, the vast array of gluten-free dining options in Maine now means that those with a gluten sensitivity or allergy can have their bread and eat it, too-without fear. Since May is National Celiac Awareness Month, we're happy to share this information about gluten-free dining in Maine.
Read more.
And for a list of grocery stores, cafés, and restaurants in Maine that feature plentiful gluten-free options, click here.
World Fair Trade Day - May 11th

Purchasing fair trade goods and products ensures fair income to people from developing countries, promotes environmental sustainability, supports anti-slavery efforts and safe working conditions, and respects cultures and equal opportunities. World Fair Trade Day (WFTD) is an international celebration and promotion of Fair Trade, with events happening in over 80 countries. Celebrate WFTD here in Maine, with Karma Fair Trade in Portland, Full Circle in Kennebunk, and Mexicali Blues (various locations throughout Maine), to name a few! Learn more.
Maine Harvest for Hunger Program

When planting your garden this year, consider adding an extra row to donate to the local soup kitchen or food pantry. With 14.7% of Maine households and 23% of Maine children being "food insecure," the Maine Harvest for Hunger program seeks to provide those in need with fresh, locally-grown food. The program is open to all interested gardeners and is coordinated by the UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program. Learn more.
Green & Healthy Mother's Day Gifts

What do clothing and accessories, truffles, the SunriseGuide, and a day at the spa all have in common? They all make fabulous Mother's Day gifts...and there are exclusive offers for all of them on our website! Click here to get e-coupons for Dean'sSweets, Mexicali Blues, and the Spa at the Portland Regency, and pamper your favorite Mom this year.


SunriseGuide Partner News

Shift logo Maine Cloth Diaper Logo If you're looking for a new business opportunity and have a love for sustainability and green products, Shift in Brunswick and Maine Cloth Diaper Company in Damariscotta are both for sale. Click the links to learn more about purchasing either of these businesses.
Maine Green Power launched last month, and now everyone can enroll for 100% Maine renewable energy. Learn more. 
Summerfeet Cycling logo Summer Feet Cycling will be offering Electric Bicycle tours this summer, and is also adding day tours in Kennebunk. And Maine Foodie Tours is expanding northward; adding day tours in Bar Harbor to their current tours in Portland and Kennebunk. 
Congratulations to the Wild Iris Inn, Silly's, Urban Farm Fermentory, and all the other locally-owned Portland businesses that got an awesome shout-out in a recent Boston Globe article about the East Bayside neighborhood! Read more. 
Sustainable Living Event Highlights 
This list is just a sampling of the many events happening around Maine. Please visit the Local Events section on our website for even more events.

Maine Conscious Consumer Talk and Book Signing

May 14, 6pm, Shift, Brunswick


Portland Greendrinks

May 14, 5:30-7:30pm, Portland Yacht Services, Portland


"SPRING into Well Being!" Lecture and Discussion

May 15, 6-8pm, Portland Food Co-op, Portland


"East / West Highway: Economic Link or Environmental Roadblock" with E2Tech

May 16, 7:15-9:30am, USM Wishcamper Center, Portland


3rd Annual Taste of Bar Harbor

May 16-19, Various Restaurants, Bar Harbor


Maine Farm Supper

May 18, 5-7pm, First Universalist Church, Yarmouth


Local Showcase Weekend

May 18, 8am-10pm, Whole Foods Market, Portland



May 18, All day, Various locations statewide


The Status of Energy in Northern New England: What's Happening and What's Next

May 21, 8:30am, Pease International Airport, Portsmouth NH


Urban Gardening

May 21 & 28, 3:30pm, Children's Museum & Theater of Maine, Portland


Solar Open House in Brunswick

May 23, 6-7:30pm, Brunswick


May Permablitz!

May 25, 9am-4:30pm, Portland


Maine Days - Free Admission for Maine Residents

May 25-27, 9am-5pm, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay


Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

May 27, 8:30am-12pm, Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough


All Seasons Garden: Sheet Mulching and Home Composting

May 30, 6-8pm, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells


Green & Healthy Maine Streets: New Economic Vitality for Downtowns!

May 31, 8am-5pm, Point Lookout, Northport & Belfast


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

Save the Date

Maine Women's Ride

June 2, 7am, LL Bean Casco Conference Center, Freeport


Green Eggs: Universal Design and LEED

June 5, 7:30-9am, Maine Audubon, Falmouth


Green Building Tour: 363 House

June 7, 4-6pm, Portland


Sustainable Food Production in Maine

June 19, 7:15-9:30am, Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland


Green Building Tour: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

July 12, 8am-4pm, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay

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

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