Like us on Facebook
In this issue...
This Month's FREE E-coupons
August is the Month for Art!
Nature-Based Family Vacations in Maine
Calling All Locavores!
A Lobster Tale
CMP Offers Grants for Electric Cars
Raise Money for Your School
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date

 


 
August 2013
Greetings! 
We hope this finds you relishing the warmth, sunshine and long days, and indulging in the many joys and pleasures summer has to offer.
 
This Month's FREE E-coupons
Click on the logos below to print this month's exclusive offers.

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

Maine Island Trail Assoc LOGO Buy one membership from Maine Island Trails Association (MITA) and get a FREE gift membership


August is the Month for Art!
Outdoor Artist
With so many annual art sales happening this month, there is no better time than August to experience the vast and impressive local art scene in Maine. So mark your calendars for these arts & crafts sales, make some space on your walls, and have a blast perusing paintings, photography, ceramics, and more! (And if all the sales aren't enough to give you your local art fix, click here for a list of Art Walks occurring monthly throughout Maine.)
Called to the Wild: Nature-Based Family Vacations in Maine
Maine's abundant natural beauty and wealth of recreational opportunities makes it a great destination for memorable family vacations. With a wide range of green and healthy choices for lodging, food, and activities; enjoy a vacation that's fun for the whole family, and easy on the environment. Click here for the article from this summer's Green & Healthy Maine visitor's guide.

Calling All Locavores!
UMaine Logo
This Saturday, August 10th, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be hosting its 5th Annual Backyard Locavore Day from 10am-4pm. Your day will be self-directed and there are fourteen sites in Southern Maine to visit. Demonstrations will focus on backyard gardening techniques, food preservation methods, and more. See backyard poultry and honeybees at work, plants of all sizes and varieties, techniques for container gardening and square foot gardening, and enjoy "Preserving the Harvest" demonstrations with food samples. Learn more.
A Lobster Tale
Local author Caitlin Shetterly tells the story of one family's experience teaching their young son about responsible eating while enjoying one of Maine's favorite culinary traditions. Enjoy Dahlov Ipcar's illustrations from the children's book Lobsterman as you read this unique and personal tale about the iconic Maine lobster. Click here for the full article from this summer's Green & Healthy Maine visitor's guide.
 
*Above Image: Copyright Dahlov Ipcar, courtesy Down East Books
Central Maine Power Offers Grants for Electric Cars
Know a business or organization that might like to add an electric vehicle to its fleet? Central Maine Power just announced a program that will provide up to $15,000 grants for the purchase of an EV or EV charging station in exchange for collecting and sharing data with them. Learn more. 
Raise Money for Your School
With the start of school approaching, it's a great time to think about new fundraising ideas for your school group. Did you know the SunriseGuide can help you raise money for the Class of '14, sports teams, arts groups, Project Graduation, boosters, environmental clubs, special trips & projects, and more?! With SunriseGuide fundraising, you keep up to $10 from each book you sell! Choose a product you can feel good about selling, while earning big bucks for your school! Click here to learn more about these fundraising opportunities.
SunriseGuide Partner News

Habitat for Humanity ReStore logo Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland is relocating into new offices and an expanded home renovations store, at 649 Warren Avenue in Portland. 

MOFGA Logo

MOFGA is currently seeking volunteers for their Common Ground Fair in Unity next month. Learn more.

 

Maine Standard Biofuels recently partnered with local nonprofit Reverb to fuel the tour buses for Guster and Barenaked Ladies when the bands played in Bangor. Check out the photos 

Capoeira Logo

Capoeira Volta ao Mundo in Portland is holding their 3rd Annual Brazilian Burn fundraiser on August 17th, to support their "Capoeira Encounter" at the end of September. 

 

Chewonki Foundation just installed an electric vehicle charging station; adding to their list of renewable energy systems, including a biodiesel production facility, a wind turbine, photovoltaic systems, a geothermal system, and a renewable hydrogen system. 

Rockport Marketplace logo

Happy 30th Anniversary to The State of Maine Cheese Company!

 


Congratulations!
Congratulations to our two recent contest winners! Meghan Gerrand of Gorham won a two-night getaway to the Craignair Inn in Spruce Head (along with a $50 dinner gift certificate), just for registering her copy of the 2013 SunriseGuide. And John Costa of Falmouth won a two-night getaway to the Country Inn at Camden/Rockport for participating in our annual Reader Survey. 
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.

 

Center for Wildlife: We Are All Connected

Aug 8, 1-2pm, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells

 

11th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show

Aug 9-11, 10am-6pm, Harbor Park, Rockland

 

5th Annual Backyard Locavore Day

Aug 10, 10am-4pm, Various locations, Cumberland County

 

Portland Greendrinks

Aug 13, 5:30-8pm, Deering Oaks Park, Portland

 

Medicinal Herb Walk with Deb Soule

Aug 14, 3:30-4:30pm, Avena Botanicals, Rockport

 

International Biofuels Day with Maine Standard Biofuels

Aug 15, 5:30-8:30pm, Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture, Portland

 

Boston GreenFest

Aug 15-17, 12-10pm, Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston MA

 

Family Barn Dance

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

 

Fee Free Day at Acadia!

Aug 25, All day, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor

 

All Seasons Garden: Four Season Gardening

Aug 29, 6-8pm, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells

 

MITA's Small Boaters' Conference & 25th Anniversary Celebration

Aug 31, All day, Portland Yacht Services Complex, Portland

 

Scarborough Marsh Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza

Aug 31-Sep 2, 9am-8pm, Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough


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

Save the Date

Midcoast Mini Maker Faire

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

 

Common Ground Country Fair

Sep 20-22, 9am-6pm, MOFGA Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity

 

14th Annual Portland Trails "Trail to Ale" 10K

Sep 22, 9am, Eastern Promenade, Portland

 

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Sep 27-29, Statewide

 

Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire

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

 

1st Annual Maine Chicken Coop Tour

Sep 28Statewide

 

Portland No Impact Week

Oct 13-20, Portland


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

About Us    
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. 

 Find us on Facebook