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Our Changing Climate
Climate Solutions: Expo & Summit
Meditation in Maine
Eco Movie Nights around Maine
Raise Money for your School!
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date

 



 
February 2014
Greetings! 
With hearts popping up all around, we are excited to celebrate of the many ways that love manifests this month; our loved ones, the planet, our pets, locally-grown food, and more. We hope the news, offers, articles, and events in this newsletter provide inspiration to express and celebrate this joyous sentiment!
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15% off an equipment kit or 5-gallon signature beer ingredient kits from Central Street Farmhouse 
 
$25 off any service of one-hour or more at The Willows Boutique Spa 
  
Apothecary by Design
$5 off your purchase of $50 or more from the nutraceutical department at Apothecary By Design 
 
Get 10 per gallon off biodiesel heating oil from Maine Standard Biofuels 
Our Changing Climate: A current look at the science and mitigation of global climate change
With recent increases in droughts, wildfires, coastal super storms, and other extreme weather events, climate change is on the minds of many people these days. However, the topic can often be overwhelming, confusing, and discouraging; leaving us feeling helpless and ineffectual against this multifaceted global problem. The goal of this article is to make the issue less daunting and more understandable by giving a basic overview of climate change science, discussing the impacts that are happening already and predicted to occur in the future, defining key terms, outlining what's currently being done on a larger scale to both mitigate and adapt to climate change, and listing easy steps we all can take to reduce our carbon footprint. Click here to read the full feature article from the 2014 SunriseGuide.
Climate Solutions: Expo & Summit
We're excited to be a sponsor for the Climate Solutions: Expo & Summit on March 12th. The expo is free and open to the public, and will feature exhibits and presentations on efficiency, adaptation planning, renewable energy, farming, fisheries, sustainably education, emergency management, and more. In addition, the summit will be a day-long working session to explore "what we should do together" through public policy. Learn more.
Meditation in Maine
There has been a lot of research in recent years indicating the long-term health benefits of relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga and tai chi. Among these benefits are improved immune system, lowered blood pressure and increased creativity and concentration. Winter is a great time to develop a meditation practice. Interested in learning more? Click here for a list of local meditation centers.
Movie Nights around Maine: Food, Farms & the Environment
The Food and Farm Film Festival is happening now through May; with a different film every Friday night at the F.A.R.M.S. Community Kitchen above Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta. It includes such titles as Food, Inc., Forks Over Knives, and In Organic We Trust. See the full schedule of movies here. And the town of Falmouth's Recycling & Energy Advisory Committee (REAC) is showing environmental documentaries at the Falmouth Memorial Library on February 27, March 27, and April 24.  February's film is A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet.
Raise Money for your School!
Do you know of a school or faith group that is looking to raise funds for a project in the New Year? Ask us how the SunriseGuide can help you fundraise for the Class of '14, sports teams, arts groups, Project Graduation, boosters, environmental clubs, special trips & projects, and more! Your group keeps $10 from each book sold. 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

Congratulations to Rippleffect for being selected as the beneficiary for the 2014 Beach to Beacon!

 

Portland's Wild Iris Inn is under new ownership and will re-open this month as the Mercury Inn, with expanded local and sustainable elements to the B&B. Learn more.

 

Happy 1st Anniversary to Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio!

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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.

 

Understanding and Preparing for Abrupt Climate Change

Feb. 6, 6:30pm, Rockland Public Library, Rockland

 

E2Tech Winter Networking Event

Feb. 11, 6-8pm, Allagash Brewing Co., Portland

 

Mining in Maine: Open for Business?

Feb. 12, 7pm, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick

 

Carbon Nation Film Showing and Address by George Jacobson

Feb. 13, 5:30-8pm, Portland Public Library, Portland

 

The Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Feb. 14-16, Statewide

 

Solar House Party with ReVision Energy & the Sierra Club

Feb. 15, 9-10:30am, Falmouth

 

Winter Carnival & Open House

Feb. 15, 10am-2pm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth

 

Greenhouse Energy Workshop

Feb. 19, 8:30am-3:30pm, Cozy Acres Greenhouses, North Yarmouth

 

Energy Saving Solutions: Efficiency & Solar Options for your Home

Feb. 20, 7-9pm, St. George Town Office, Tenants Harbor

 

Winter Wildlife Day

Feb. 20, 10am-2pm, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells

 

The 27th Annual Camden Conference: The Global Politics of Food and Water

Feb. 21-23, Rockland and Belfast

 

A Snout to Tail Hog Butchery & Dry Curing Workshop

Feb. 21-23, Reiley Family Farmstead, Brooklin

 

Reinventing Maine's Pulp, Paper & Forest Products Industry

Feb. 27, 7:15-9:30am, USM, Portland


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

Save the Date

Climate Solutions: Expo & Summit

Mar. 12, 10am-6pm, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta

 

2nd Annual Maine Clean Energy Day

Mar. 20, 10am-5pm, Maine State House, Augusta

 

Maine Water & Sustainability Conference 2014

Apr. 1, 7:30am-4pm, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta

 

Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

Apr. 9-11, 9am-5pm, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland

 

Great Maine Bike Swap

Apr. 13 at University of Maine, Orono & Apr. 27 at University of Southern Maine, Portland


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

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