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FREE E-coupons
Maine YogaFest
Get On Your Bike!
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Maine
This Month's Expert Conversation
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


July 2013
Scallions & Scapes
Local fruits and veggies, the sound of fireworks and street musicians, lunch breaks in the sunshine, and the aroma of backyard cookouts in the air - all signs that summer is officially in full gear! With five awesome offers, details about Maine's hot new yoga event, tips for bike lovers and electric car owners, and much more, we hope this newsletter adds a little something special to your July.
This Month's FREE E-coupons
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Buy one membership from Maine Island Trails Association (MITA) and get a FREE gift membership



$5 off your purchase at The Maine Mall Indoor Farmers' Market 


$20 off a 5-class pass card OR a yoga birthday party at Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio



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

FREE Air Source Heat Pump energy assessment with reVision heat


Maine YogaFest - July 13 & 14
Maine YogaFest is the hottest new event of the summer. Held July 13 & 14 at the East End Community School in Portland, it is a celebration of Maine's yoga community; offering a diverse program that includes Acro, Slackline, Paddleboard, Hooping and more.  More than 30 local yoga teachers and 20 studios are participating, and the Vendor Village will feature local businesses, artists and food trucks throughout the weekend.  On Saturday from 5:30-7:00pm, MYF will host a FREE "Friends & Family Yoga Party" with live local music, vendors, yoga demonstrations, kids' activities, contests and prizes.  For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit
Get On Your Bike!
We at the SunriseGuide love our bicycles and never miss a chance to promote one of our favorite outdoor activities. Exercise, fresh air, green transportation, and just a general great time - what could be better? Whether your pleasure is mountain or road biking, and whether you're a competitive cyclist or a leisurely rider, there's something here for you. Here are some great resources for bike lovers of all kind.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Maine
It is becoming more and more common to see electric vehicles on the road, and leading vehicle manufacturers have plans for a total U.S. production of more than 1.2 million electric vehicles by 2015. And since burning gasoline accounts for 50% of carbon emissions in New England and 27% of the energy consumed in the U.S., electric vehicles are a great way to reduce both our carbon footprint and fuel expenses for personal and business travel. So whether you are thinking about getting one, or know someone coming to visit who will need a charge, check out the list we compiled of charging stations in Maine. Learn more.
Maine's Island Trail marks its 25th anniversary
We catch up with Doug Welch of the Maine Island Trails Association
This is an exciting summer for the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) as they mark the 25th season of the Maine Island Trail - a water trail that consists of 200 uninhabited islands along the coast of Maine. We caught up with Doug Welch, Executive Director of MITA to learn a little bit more about the trail system as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. Learn more.
SunriseGuide Partner News

Urban Farm Fermentory will soon be more than doubling the size of their fermentory in Portland, in order to expand their operations and grow their tasting room. Learn more


Happy 30th Anniversary to the Island Institute in Rockland! Thank you for three decades of excellent work sustaining Maine's year-round island and coastal communities. 


The Schoodic Peninsula Visitor's Center in Winter Harbor just had its Grand Opening, and is now officially open for Acadia travelers. 



The owners of Trattoria Athena recently opened a second restaurant in Brunswick - a Greek and Italian wine bar called Enoteca Athena

Post Carbon Designs and University of Southern Maine just collaborated on an installation of a Food Forest Garden on the Portland campus. Click here to see the photos! 


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.


Portland Greendrinks

Jul 9, 5:30-7:30pm, Maine Yacht Center, Portland


Stories of Rachel Carson's time in Southport, told by a friend

Jul 10, 6-7pm, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells


Stories by the Garden

Jul 10, 17 & 31, 11am, The Friends School of Portland, Mackworth Island


Medicinal Herb Garden Walks with Deb Soule

Jul 10 & 24 and Aug 7 & 14, 3:30-4:30pm, Avena Botanicals, Rockport


Efficiency Maine's Workshop on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Funds

Jul 11, 9am-12pm, Augusta


Green Building Tour: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

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


Maine Yoga Fest

Jul 13 & 14, All Day, East End Community School, Portland 


Introducing the Salt Marsh through Pottery

Jul 16, 10:30am-12pm, Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough


Maine's New Energy Policy Discussion with E2Tech

Jul 17, 7:30-9:30am, Brunswick Landing, Brunswick


30th Annual Loon Count

Jul 20, 7-7:30am, Statewide


Maine Lobster Ride & Roll

Jul 21, 7am, Oceanside High School, Rockland


Open Farm Day

Jul 21, All Day, Various Farms Statewide


Healthy Eating for Kids: Quick Pickles

Jul 22, 11:30am, Children's Museum & Theater of Maine, Portland


2013 Annual Kneading Conference and Artisan Bread Fair

Jul 25-27, Skowhegan


Maine Lobster Festival

Jul 31-Aug 4, Rockland

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

Save the Date

Energy Expo

Aug 3, 9am-3pm, Madison High School, Madison


11th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show

Aug 9, 10am-6pm, Harbor Park, Rockland


Family Barn Dance

Aug 24, 6:30-8:30pm, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport


Midcoast Mini Maker Faire

Sep 7, 11am-3pm, Camden Public Library, Camden


14th Annual Portland Trails Trail to Ale 10K

Sep 22, 9am, Eastern Promenade, Portland


Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire

Sep 28, 10am-4pm, Bates Mill Atrium, Lewiston

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

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