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Green & Healthy Maine is Here!
Hike & Bike to Support the Maine You Love!
Out of the Blue Sustainable Seafood Program
Donate Blood and Get a SunriseGuide!
This Summer's Safest Sunscreens
This Month's Expert Conversation
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


 June 2013

With temps in the 90s last week, the return of farmers' markets, cyclists and the smell of fresh-cut grass in the air... it's pretty safe to declare that summer has arrived here in Maine. With information about safe sunscreens, MaineShare's annual "Hike & Bike" event, the new edition of the Green & Healthy Maine Visitor's Guide, and more, we hope this newsletter helps your summer get off to a great start!

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FREE yoga class for you and a friend at Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio

FREE Air Source Heat Pump energy assessment with reVision heat

$15 off any Girl Gone Raw class -OR- 15% off raw food coaching or programs

The 2013 Green & Healthy Maine Visitor's Guide is Here!
Green & Healthy Maine Visitor's Guide 2013 Introducing the 2013 Green & Healthy Maine visitor's guide, our annual magazine designed to help Maine travelers (from near and far) connect with Maine's green & healthy lifestyle. Inside, you'll find in-depth articles and beautiful photography, as well as regional resource guides. So whether you are travelling to the southern beaches, greater Portland, the Midcoast or Downeast Maine you'll have a head start on finding each region's local gems.  Click here to access our digital edition. And please let us know what you think!
Hike & Bike to Support the Maine You Love!
Hike and Bike
Going for a hike or a bike ride this summer can help make Maine a better place to live. MaineShare's annual "Virtual Hike and Bike" event will take place now through Labor Day allowing participants to choose their own hike, bike ride, or walk to raise money for MaineShare. It works like any other event: you collect pledges, go out and hike or bike on a day that is convenient, and send in your donations. The virtual format saves time, paper, and precious fuel while offering more flexibility for participants. With no expenses involved every dollar goes to MaineShare, to support their work raising funds for 42 statewide groups working for the environment, safe food and water, and equal rights for all the people of Maine. To find out more about MaineShare and to register for the Hike and Bike event, click here.
Out of the Blue Sustainable Seafood Program
Five kinds of unfamiliar fish and seafood, all recommended by restaurant chefs, fishery scientists and a chorus of fishermen, are appearing on Maine menus in the summer. Atlantic Pollock, mackerel, Acadian redfish, whiting, and northern shrimp, caught off the coast in the Gulf of Maine and bordering fishing areas, are each in their own right magnificent and healthy meals. A campaign called Out of the Blue intends to put more of them on our plates. Learn more about how this program from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) seeks to promote sustainably-harvested seafood from the Gulf of Maine.
Donate Blood and Get a SunriseGuide!
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There is an urgent need for blood donations this time of year - in Maine and across the country. So the SunriseGuide has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help get the word out and to help incentivize donations. During this month, donate blood at any of the following drives in York County and the midcoast area and you will receive a complimentary copy of the 2013 SunriseGuide as a thank you gift. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit

June 6th: YMCA, Boothbay

June 7th: Funtown, Saco

June 10th: Maine Life Gate Church, Limerick

June 13th: DHHS, Rockland

June 13th: St. Martha's Church, Kennebunk

June 28th: Knights of Columbus Hall, Brunswick


Value of the 2013 SunriseGuide: $20.

Value of the life you may save: PRICELESS.
This Summer's Safest Sunscreens
Kids at Beach
As you prepare for sunny days outside this summer, make sure you're covered with one of the Environmental Working Group's best sunscreens for 2013. They've just released their 2013 Sunscreen Guide rating the safety and efficacy of more than 1,400 sunscreens, lotions, lip products and makeups that advertise sun protection. The ratings are based on chemicals, toxic ingredients, and their potential risk to human health. To learn more and see which sunscreens are safest for you and your family, click here.
This Month's Expert Conversation
Heat pump heating/cooling technology with Chris Kessler from reVision heat
Long used for cooling in warm climates, heat pumps are now one of the fastest growing technologies for ultra-efficient heating in cold climates. reVision heat's Chris Kessler joins us this month to share more information about Air Source Heat Pumps -- an efficient alternative for keeping your home comfortable in the summer and winter. Read the full conversation here.
SunriseGuide Partner News

True North basic logo True North is holding its 2nd Annual Wellness Walk on June 15th along the Back Cove Trail in Portland to celebrate healthy living and preventative care. All proceeds benefit True North's education, research and access programs, and general operations. Learn more


Schooner Olad logo Schooner Olad now has a second boat named "Owl," that can take up to six passengers on private, intimate sails in Camden Harbor. Learn more


Grandy Oats logo Grandy Oats recently launched a Land Trust Partnership program where they donate 25% of their online sales to a different local land trust or environmental organization. Learn more


Metro Bus Logo METRO is offering two summer youth programs this season: Summer Youth Bus Pass (unlimited rides for people 18 and younger for $20) and Ride the Bus, Borrow a Book that gives kids free rides home from their local public library. 


Allagash Brewing logo Keep an eye out for Allagash Brewing Company's "Tribute Series Beers" - each one benefits a different local group, organization, or fund. Allagash donates $1 of every bottle sold. Learn more


Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens logo Congratulations to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for recently being named the #1 Public Garden in the U.S. by TripAdvisor! Learn more


Habitat for Humanity ReStore logo Habitat for Humanity just opened a brand new ReStore in Kennebunk! Learn more about this discount home improvement store. 

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.

WERU Farm Fresh Live Radio Auction

Jun 6, 6-8pm, WERU Radio Station


Affordable Clean Energy Options in Maine

Jun 7, 6-8:30pm, First Parish Church, Brunswick


Willard Beach Clean-up in Celebration of World Ocean's Day

Jun 8, 10am, Willard Beach, South Portland


Paddlebirding with Maine Audubon

Jun 9, 9-11am, Great Pond, Cape Elizabeth


Portland Greendrinks

Jun 11, 5:30-7:30pm, Bayside Bowl, Portland


Coastal Farms and Foods Tour with the Belfast Co-op

June 13, 1-2:30pm, Coastal Farms and Foods, Belfast


Trek Across Maine

Jun 14-16, Bethel to Belfast


Sustainable Health, Sustainable Wealth

Jun 15, Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook


2nd Annual True North 5K Wellness Walk

Jun 15, 9:30am-12pm, Back Cove Trail, Portland


Sustainable Food Production in Maine with E2Tech

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


Allagash Victoria Ale Premier

Jun 21, 5:30-8:30pm, Victoria Mansion, Portland

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

Save the Date


Climate Change: How Plants Respond

Jul 9, 6:30-8:30pm, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay


Green Building Tour: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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


Maine Yoga Fest

Jul 13 & 14, 8am-7pm, East End Community School, Portland



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

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