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In this issue...
Outdoor Sculpture in Maine
The Lighter Side of Lobster
Follow Us on Instagram!
DIY: Quick Pickles
Give Blood, Get a SunriseGuide!
Join the SunriseGuide Team
Maine Baked Bean Suppers
Raise Money for your School
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


August 2014
Does is get any better than August in Maine? Ahhhhh......
Mackworth Island, Maine
Art + Nature = Outdoor Sculpture in Maine
Love art, but rather spend your time outside during these glorious summer days? Luckily there's a solution. Outdoor sculpture can be found throughout Maine, in both urban settings and among nature. Looking for a fun and unique day trip? A tour of outdoor art in Maine is a great way to spend these long August days.
The Lighter Side of Lobster
Lobster dinnerLooking for a way to enjoy this succulent seafood without the traditional side of melted butter or mayo? Try this lighter accompaniment: tarragon vinegar. Learn how lobster with tarragon vinegar creates a delicious, heart-healthy Maine supper, and how to easily prepare this dish at home. M'mmmm...nothing beats Maine summer eats!
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.
Turn your Garden Bounty into Quick Pickles
Jar of pickled vegetables Wondering what to do with all those gorgeous veggies coming from your garden and farmers' market? Try this recipe for "quick pickles" from one of our favorite local foodies, Andrew Lindberg, and in ten minutes time, you'll be crunching on pickled veggies. While most people associate pickles with cucumbers, this recipe is also great for onions, cauliflower, carrots - you name it!
Give Blood, Get a SunriseGuide!

Red Cross Logo There is an urgent need for blood donations this time of year - in Maine and across the country. So the SunriseGuide has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help get the word out and to help incentivize donations. During this month, donate blood at any of the following drives and you will receive a complimentary copy of the 2014 SunriseGuide as a thank you gift. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit


8/5: Biddeford YMCA

8/5: Bowdoin College - Druckermiller Hall, Brunswick

8/8:  Funtown/Splashtown   

8/9: Sullivan Tire, Biddeford

8/11: Trinity Church, Saco

8/12: Kennebunk Hannaford 

8/12: St. Joe's, Biddeford

8/12: Midcoast Energy Systems, Damariscotta

8/18: RiverRidge Center, Kennebunk

8/19: St. Martha's, Kennebunk

8/19: Patten Free Library, Bath

8/21: Boothbay YMCA

8/27: St. Andre Healthcare, Biddeford

8/27: Elks Club, Brunswick

8/30: Cabella's, Scarborough

9/16: Nordx, Scarborough

9/18: St. Max Church, Scarborough


Value of the 2014 SunriseGuide: $20.

Value of the life you may save: PRICELESS.
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.
It's Suppah Time!
Maine baked bean supper Partake in a classic Maine tradition this summer: The Baked Bean Supper. Maine churches have been hosting baked bean dinners and serving up hearty, home-cooked meals for generations. In addition to being delicious, they also foster a sense of community, give people an opportunity to share a leisurely meal with others, and are fun for people of all ages. These community dinners are held regularly throughout Maine - click the link to find one near you!
Raise Money for your School with the SunriseGuide
Kids in front of school bus 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 '15, 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. Want to learn more about these fundraising opportunities?
SunriseGuide Partner News

Is your garden overflowing? Gather in Yarmouth offers a bartering program - bring them your excess garden bounty and exchange for restaurant credit!


El Rayo logo El Rayo Taqueria opened a second location in Scarborough last month - stop into their new spot on Route One to enjoy their Mexican cuisine.


The Resilience Hub is in the process of creating a tool library in Portland - learn about this borrowing system for all sorts of tools.


Friends School of Portland recently broke ground on their new school - it will be the first Passive House certified school in Maine.


Green Clean ME logo Green Clean Maine just added a second electric car to its fleet!

Happy 1st Anniversary to Vena's Fizz House! 




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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.


Celebrating Worker Cooperatives

Aug 5, 7-9pm, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland


6th Annual Backyard Locavore Day

Aug 9, 10am-3pm, Various locations in Brunswick & Freeport


Blueberry Fest & Ice Cream Making at the Children's Museum

Aug 10, 10:30am-1:30pm, Children's Museum & Theater of Maine, Portland


Portland Greendrinks

Aug 12, 5:30-7:30pm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth


Hoop Houses and All-Season Gardening

Aug 13, 6-8pm, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells


Community Appreciation Day

Aug 16, 11am-4pm, Belfast Co-op, Belfast


Art & Fine Craft Show

Aug 16 & 17, 10am-4pm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth


Hot Water Bath Canning & Freezing

Aug 19, 5:30-8:30pm, UMaine Cooperative Extension, Falmouth


Summer Networking Event with E2Tech

Aug 20, 4:30-6:30pm, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay


Study Group: How to Transform Personal & Environmental Toxins

Aug 21, 6-8:30pm, The Resilience Hub, Portland


Meet Canning Expert & Author Marisa McClellan

Aug 21, 7-9pm, UMaine Cooperative Extension, Falmouth


"Symphony of the Soil" Film Screening and Discussion

Aug 22, 7pm, Camden Opera House, Camden


Picnic Music + Arts Festival

Aug 23, 11am-6pm, Lincoln Park, Portland


Fee Free Day at Acadia

Aug 25, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor

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

Save the Date

1st Annual Portland Greenfest

Sep 13, Monument Square, Portland


Common Ground Country Fair

Sep 19-21, 9am-5pm, MOFGA Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity


15th Annual Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk

Sep 21, 8am, Eastern Prom, Portland


National Drive Electric Week Event

Sep 21, 12-5pm, Community Center, South Portland


North American Passive House Network Conference and Expo

Sep 22 & 23, 9am-5pm, Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland


Fee Free Day at Acadia

Sep 27, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor


Fall Festival

Oct 12, 10am-3pm, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport

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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