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.
|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
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
May 21 & 28, 3:30pm, Children's Museum & Theater of Maine, Portland
Solar Open House in Brunswick
May 23, 6-7:30pm, Brunswick
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.
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.