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Pesticides in Produce
Kid-Friendly Local Hikes
World Fair Trade Day
Green & Healthy Maine Coming Soon
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


May 2014
Flowered tree in city We love all of the seasons in Maine...but sometimes, well, they just make you feel like swooning. As it is with spring this year. While magnolias blossom and fruit tree petals blow in the wind, we wish you time to soak in its fleeting beauty. And as always, we hope the information, tips, news and events that follow will add some extra enjoyment to your May.

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dollar sign While you're probably aware that you can enjoy more than $4000 in savings with the coupons found in the 2014 SunriseGuide, did you also know that you can save money just by visiting our website? With our FREE e-coupons, you can enjoy new offers from healthy, local and green businesses throughout the year. For example, right now you can save $5 on your purchase of $50 or more in the nutraceutical department of Apothecary By Design; 15% off select home-brewing supplies from Central Street Farmhouse; $25 off any one-hour service at The Willows Boutique Spa; and 15% off your total purchase at Royal River Books...just to name a few of the offers you'll find online. New e-coupons are added regularly, so be sure to check our website often!
Pesticides in Produce
Vegetables The Environmental Working Group recently released its updated 2014 list of produce with the highest and lowest pesticide contamination. Released annually, EWG is helping people "shop smart" and avoid exposure to these harmful chemicals by highlighting the "dirty dozen" and "clean fifteen" fruits and veggies. And with a smart phone app, the info is right at your fingertips while you shop! Check out EWG's 2014 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce.
Local Hikes for Outdoor Adventurers of Any Age
Mother and child hiking The days are longer and warmer, the birds are chirping, and all things green and flowery have returned to Maine - it's the perfect time to get out and explore the natural beauty of our state. And if you have little ones, it's never too early to introduce them to the many wonders that nature has to offer. Registered Maine Guide, Carey Kish, helped us compile a list of some of the best family-friendly hikes in Maine; plenty to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.
World Fair Trade Day
coffee_beans_cup.jpgWorld Fair Trade Day took place on May 10th with the goal of promoting Fair Trade practices and campaigning for trade justice with farmers, workers, and artisans. Upwards of 100,000 people celebrate this annual event by attending nearly 1000 events throughout the US and Canada. Although May 10th is the day of celebration, supporting a market "that values the people who make the food we eat and the goods we use" is something that can be done every day. And your SunriseGuide includes several coupons towards your purchases of fair trade goods at such local businesses as Coffee by Design, Full Circle Gallery, Bohemian Rose, and more.
Green & Healthy Maine: Coming soon to a newsstand near you!
We've been very busy putting together this summer's Green & Healthy Maine Visitor's Guide and it will be hitting the shelves next month! The full color magazine connects Maine explorers from near and far with the best green and healthy experiences our state has to offer. This summer, 35,000 copies can be found at over 500 locations throughout Maine and will include unique articles, handy regional resource directories, and our first annual "Locals Love" feature shares recommendations for Mainers' favorite places. Whether you live in Maine or are planning a visit here, this magazine is an invaluable tool for creating the perfect eco-friendly experience in Vacationland. 
Want to learn more? Then please take a sec to like our Green & Healthy Maine Visitor's Guide Facebook page...and keep an eye out for our magazine coming soon to a newsstand near you!
SunriseGuide Partner News
El Rayo logo El Rayo recently closed their Cantina restaurant in Portland; however the Tacqueria next door is still open "and will be for years to come."

Maine Squeeze logo At the beginning of this month, Maine Squeeze Juice Café opened a new location in Kittery; swing by 7 Wallingford Square next time you want a fresh juice or smoothie.


Modern Vegan logo Modern Vegan will soon have a new home! Starting in June, they'll be on outer Congress Street in Portland and offering grab-and-go vegan / gluten-free meals Monday through Friday (in addition to meal delivery pickup).


Wolfe's Neck logo Wolfe's Neck Farm is partnering with Miyake, Frontier and Gather this summer to offer a farm-to-table dinner series.
LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls logo Congratulations to Cyndi Prince; her business LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls was recently named Home-Based Business of the Year for Maine and New England by the Small Business Administration! 
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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.


Study Group: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins

May 15, 6-8:30pm, The Resilience Hub, Portland


"Shored Up" Film Screening

May 16, 7pm, Frontier, Brunswick


2014 Maine Audubon Birdathon

May 17, Maine Audubon, Falmouth


Swap Maine

May 17, 10am-12pm, East End Community School, Portland


MOFGA Farm-To-Table Lecture Series

May 18, 2pm, Portland Museum of Art, Portland


'Tick Talk' with Dr. Santyr

May 20, 6-8pm, Belfast Free Library, Belfast


Energy & Environmental Policy in an Election Year

May 22, 7:15-9:30am, USM, Portland


Maine Natural Foods Day for Kids

May 25, 10:30am-12:30pm, Children's Museum & Theater of Maine, Portland


Snowy Egret 5K Run/Walk with Maine Audubon

May 26, 8:30am-12pm, Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough


Climate Stewards: Why the Arctic Matters

May 28, 6-7:30pm, Wells Reserve & Laudholm Trust, Wells


SCULPTURE at Maine Audubon: A Celebration of Art and Nature

May 30, 5-6:30pm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth


Designing Paradise Lots: Food Forests for City and Country

May 31, 9am-1pm, Zero Station/The Resilience Hub, Portland

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

Save the Date

Maine Women's Ride

Jun 1, 7:30am, LL Bean Casco Conference Center, Freeport


The 14th Annual Maine Fiber Frolic

Jun 7, 9am-6pm, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor


10th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival

Jun 7, 11am-3pm, East End Community School, Portland


entreverge Portland

Jun 12, 5:30-9pm, The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, Portland


Trek Across Maine 30th Annniversary

Jun 13-15, Bethel to Belfast


MaineShare's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Jun 17, 5:30-8pm, Bowdoin College, Brunswick

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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