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FREE E-coupons
Spring Cleaning
Climate Solutions: Expo & Summit
The 2014 SunriseGuide
Our Top 5 Articles from 2013
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


March 2014
photo of flowers poking through the snow While the thermometer may indicate otherwise, spring is right around the corner! We're getting a head start on celebrating the season. With some great offers, tips for spring cleaning, and tons of awesome events happening around Maine; we hope this newsletter puts a little "spring" to your step and adds to your enjoyment of the longer, warmer days that WILL be here soon!
This Month's FREE E-coupons
Click on the logos below to print this month's exclusive offers.

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 $25 off any service of one-hour or more from The Willows Boutique Spa

logo for Maine Standard Biofuels Get 10 per gallon off biodiesel heating oil from Maine Standard Biofuels
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15% off an equipment kit or 5-gallon signature beer ingredient kits from Central Street Farmhouse 

Spring Cleaning
woman dusting her house Since March weather and temperatures often keep us indoors more than we'd like, it's a great month to tackle some cleaning projects around the house. Not only is that a remedy for cabin fever, but you'll be ready for outdoor fun...because who wants to spend time inside cleaning once the days are warmer and longer?! Here are a few tips for making your spring cleaning projects more green, healthy and fun.


You can clean your home without exposing you and your family to added chemicals with these easy recipes for making your own green cleaners. Have clothes that need to be professionally laundered? Consider getting them wet-cleaned in order to avoid the harsh chemicals used in dry-cleaning. And speaking of clothing...after you clean out your closet and have a whole pile of clothes you no longer wear, repurpose them with one of these do-it-yourself projects: turn old dresses into throw pillows, make your own draft door stopper, and make felted mittens from old sweaters. (And then donate the rest to a local consignment store!)
Climate Solutions: Expo & Summit
logo for 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.
Have you picked up a copy of the 2014 SunriseGuide yet?
Here's a sampling of the offers you'll find inside:
  • FREE starter when you buy any main course at Gather
  • 25% off your total dinner bill at Little Tap House
  • Buy one Holy Donut and get a second FREE
  • $3 off a dozen bagels at Union Bagel Co.
  • $5 off your purchase of $30 or more at Carter's Green Market
  • One FREE month of curbside composting for you and a friend from Garbage to Garden
  • 15% off your dinner bill at Trattoria Athena
  • 15% off your purchase at Belfast Co-op
  • FREE initial consultation AND $25 off first lawn treatment with GoGreen Organic Lawn Care
  • 10% off your purchase of $50 or more from O'Donal's Nursery
  • FREE tooth whitening for life from Peak Dental
  • $10 off any one-hour service at Nine Stones
  • FREE enrollment fee when you join Basics Fitness
  • 10% off your stay (and pets stay FREE) at the Country Inn
  • FREE attendance at an E2Tech monthly forum
  • 20% off your purchase at Rainbow Toys
  • $10 off any class at the Theater Project
  • 25% off any current-season item at Horny Toad
  • 20% off your purchase at Full Circle Gallery
  • $5 off your purchase of $25 or more in Vena's Fizz House mixology shop
  • 20% off your purchase at Archipelago
  • $5 off at any Goodwill in Maine
And that's just the tip of the ice burg...the 2014 SunriseGuide has more than 200 coupons, valued at over $4000 in savings. You can order the book through our website, or pick one up at any of our local retailers.
Throw-back Time: Our Top 5 Articles from 2013

It's a new year, and we're excited to continue bringing you lots of interesting and useful information in the days ahead. But did you know that we compile all of our print and web articles into an ongoing collection on our website? So a wealth of information about green and healthy living is always just a click away! 


To give you an idea of what you can find on the SunriseGuide website, here are the five most popular articles from 2013:


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The Maine Bean Suppah


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DIY: Make your own microwave popcorn


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SunriseGuide Partner News

logo for EcoHome Studio Congratulations to EcoHome Studio for winning the Best of Houzz 2014 award and being named the top-rated building, remodeling and design professionals!
Coffee By Design Logo Coffee By Design has moved their microroastery to a new, larger location on Diamond Street in East Bayside...and the new coffeehouse opened this week. 
logo for Modern Vegan Modern Vegan is launching a monthly radio hour in the middle of March. Tune in every month for cooking tips, veganism info, and more. 
logo for The Bay Club Fitness Center The Bay Club in Portland recently expanded and opened their new Studio Zen for yoga, Pilates, and barre classes. 
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Happy 1st anniversary to Elements in Biddeford!
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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.


Portland Flower Show

Mar. 6-9, The Portland Company Complex, Portland


Climate Change, Social Equity & Economic Opportunity

Mar. 11, 7-10:30am, Bowdoin College, Brunswick


Portland Greendrinks

Mar. 11, 5:30-8pm, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland


Climate Solutions: Expo & Summit

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


Switch Film Showing & Address with the USGBC

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


Food for Change Film Screening & Portland Food Co-op Reception

Mar. 19, 6-9pm, SPACE Gallery, Portland


Regional Electric Grid & Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges

Mar. 20, 7:30-11am, Maple Hill Farm & Conference Center, Hallowell


2nd Annual Maine Clean Energy Day

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


Creating and Sustaining Vibrant Local Economies in Maine

Mar. 22, 9:30am-4pm, University of Maine, Augusta


Maine Maple Sunday

Mar. 23, Various locations statewide


Green Roofs for Portland Maine: Intro to Green Roof Potential & Design

Mar. 25, Portland

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

Save the Date

Maine Water & Sustainability Conference

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


MOFGA's Grow your Own Organic Garden

Apr. 2, 6-9pm, Various locations statewide


Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

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


Great Maine Bike Swap

Apr. 13, 10am-2pm, UMaine, Orono | Apr. 27, 10am-2pm, USM, Portland


2014 Maine Indoor Air Quality Conference

Apr. 16 & 17, 7:30am-5pm, Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland


Urban Runoff 5K & Green Neighbor Family Fest

Apr. 26, 9:30am-1:30pm, Deering High School, Portland

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

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SunriseGuide is a resource for learning about, supporting, and living in a healthy and sustainable way in southern and coastal Maine. 

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