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Green & Healthy Maine is here!
Follow Us on Instagram!
We're Hiring!
Our Annual Reader Survey
Summer's Safest Sunscreens
Naturally-Inspired Family Fun in Maine
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


July 2014
Strawberries Local fruits and veggies, the sounds of street musicians and kids playing, leisurely dinners outdoors, and the aroma of backyard cookouts in the air - all signs that summer is officially in full gear! With suggestions for nature-inspired family fun, the 4-1-1 on safe sunscreens, lots of great events and more, we hope this newsletter adds a little something special to your July.
Green & Healthy Maine is here!
The 2014 Green & Healthy Maine visitor's guide has hit the shelves! Our annual travel magazine is designed to help visitors and staycationers seeking an eco-friendly travel experience connect with Maine's green & healthy lifestyle. Whether you are travelling to the southern beaches, greater Portland, the Midcoast or Downeast Maine, you'll have a head start on finding each region's local gems. Pick up a copy at 500+ locations around Maine, or access our digital edition on your mobile device and take us with you on the go. Please let us know what you think!
Follow Us on Instagram!
We've expanded our social media presence and now have two Instagram accounts - one for The SunriseGuide, and one for our Green & Healthy Maine magazines! To start following our visual thread and enjoying the best of green, healthy and local photos, click the above publication names or look for the usernames @sunriseguide and @greenhealthymaine through the Instagram app on your mobile device.
We're Hiring!
We are expanding our team and have an exciting opportunity for a sales and marketing professional. Do you live and love a healthy & sustainable lifestyle? Are you passionate about helping Maine's businesses to grow and prosper? Do you have a solid track record of sales and marketing success? Then we want to talk to you. Position is based in our Portland office, though we are open to other locations for the right candidate.
Your $0.02 Could Get You $100!
We are conducting our annual SunriseGuide reader survey, and we'd love to hear from you. It will take just a few minutes to complete. Your input helps us to continually improve and bring you the best possible SunriseGuide experience. As a thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, you will have the opportunity to be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the SunriseGuide advertiser of your choice - dinner and drinks, an overnight getaway, new clothes, a day of pampering...YOU choose! Please complete the survey by Tuesday, July 15th -- thank you for your participation!
Summer's Safest Sunscreens
Kids at Beach As you enjoy this summer's sunny days, make sure you're covered with one of the Environmental Working Group's safest sunscreens for 2014. They've released their 2014 Sunscreen Guide that rates the safety and efficacy of sunscreens, lotions, lip products and makeups that advertise sun protection. The ratings are based on chemicals, toxic ingredients, and their potential risk to human health. And this year, they've also released a special 2014 Teen Sunscreen Guide in collaboration with a breast cancer awareness organization.
Naturally-Inspired Family Fun in Maine
Looking for a way to avoid hearing the words "I'm bored" during summer vacation with your kids? Check out "Family Time in Maine" for countless indoor and outdoor options throughout southern and coastal Maine. There's no shortage of nature-inspired, family-friendly activities to enjoy this summer.
SunriseGuide Partner News

Coffee By Design Logo Happy 20th Anniversary to both Coffee By Design and Ruth's Reusable Resources!



Portland Paddle has opened a second location; find them on the Presumpscot River in Westbrook three days a week.


Wolfe's Neck logo Wolfe's Neck Farm recently received a large grant to launch an Organic Farmer Training and Research Program.


Waterlily just opened a second location in Kennebunkport; stop in and see them at 24 Ocean Avenue.


Congratulations to Maine Foodie Tours, Garbage to Garden and FlowFold; they were all recently honored by the Portland chapter of SCORE, a national nonprofit that connects entrepreneurs with mentors and counseling to help grow their businesses.
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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.


Climate Change: Time to Get Moving

Jul 9, 6-7:30pm, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells


Maine Yoga Fest

Jul 12-13, East End Community School, Portland


Supporting Maine's Coastal Entrepreneurs

Jul 12, 8am-6pm, Chebeague Island


Bike Safety Clinic & Lasagna Dinner with Bike and Build

Jul 12, 6-8pm, St. Mary's Church, Falmouth


Sundays on the Boulevard

Jul 13 (and every Sunday through Nov. 9), 9am-4pm, Baxter Boulevard, Portland


Art in the Garden: Nature Sculptures for Kids

Jul 14 & 21, 3pm, Children's Museum & Theater of Maine, Portland


2014 Loon Count

Jul 19, 7-7:30am, Statewide


Maine Lobster Ride & Roll

Jul 20, 6:30am, Oceanside High School, Rockland


What is Yardscaping?

Jul 20, 4-6pm, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells


DamNation Film Screening with Patagonia

Jul 24, 7:30pm, Frontier Café + Cinema, Brunswick


Maine Grain Alliance's 2014 Kneading Conference & Bread Fair

Jul 24-26, Skowhegan Fairgrounds, Skowhegan


Open Farm Day

Jul 27, Various locations, Statewide

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

Save the Date

6th Annual Backyard Locavore Day

Aug 9, 10am-3pm, Brunswick & Freeport


Fee Free Day at Acadia

Aug 25, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor


1st Annual Portland Greenfest

Sep 13, Monument Square, Portland


Common Ground Fair

Sep 19-21, MOFGA Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity


15th Annual Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk

Sep 21, Eastern Prom, 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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