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The SunriseGuide Mobile Edition
A Green & Healthy Start to 2015
Free Home Energy Fairs in Greater Portland
Clean your Indoor Air with Houseplants
Energy & Efficiency Grants for Maine Nonprofits
Raise Money for your School
Are you a professional writer?
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


January 2015
As 2015 gets underway, we wish you all a happy and healthy new year. May the information and events below help get your year off to a great start, and enrich your winter days.
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The SunriseGuide Mobile Edition is live!
We are excited to announce that the SunriseGuide Mobile Edition is live and now available for download, making it even easier for you to find and engage with Maine businesses that match your values. And... redeem SunriseGuide coupons from your phone! Imagine never again having to miss out on great offers because you left your SunriseGuide at'll never be far from your coupons with this app always in your pocket! The mobile edition can be purchased on our website (individually or bundled with the print edition) or directly from your mobile device. With new coupons being added throughout the year, this app will keep you saving from now through next December!
A Green & Healthy Start to 2015
Whatever your goals or resolutions, The SunriseGuide can help your new year get off to a green and healthy start. Want to exercise more? Find offers for yoga, Pilates, fitness centers, peaceful martial arts, and more. Trying to eat healthier? Enjoy discounts from natural food stores, farms, juice cafes, and restaurants galore. Looking for some relaxation and indulgence? How about massages, Reiki sessions, facials, a new hair style, or truffles? Just a sampling of what you'll find in the 2015 SunriseGuide. And with the Guide being in both print and mobile, choose the edition that best suits your needs!
Free Home Energy Fairs in Greater Portland this Winter
Learn how to save energy dollars while reducing your environmental impact! Local companies and nonprofits will be exhibiting solar energy, heat pumps, pellet boilers, biofuels, energy efficiency, natural gas, green grid power, and more! Door prizes, children's entertainment, workshops! From 10 am - 3 pm in Falmouth (1/24), Gorham (2/28), and South Portland (3/14). Hosted by the Greater Portland Sustainability Council, Town of Falmouth, and other local partners. Click here for full details.
Clean your Indoor Air with Houseplants
Did you know that houseplants are natural air purifiers? Not only do they improve the aesthetics of your home, but they also clean the air of common toxins like benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and tobacco smoke. Learn which houseplants are the best for purifying indoor air.
Energy & Efficiency Grants for Maine Nonprofits
Grants to Green Maine, a partnership of the Maine Community Foundation, Maine Development Foundation, and Efficiency Maine, is accepting assessment applications to help fund energy audits in preparation for larger energy projects. The three-year program provides Maine nonprofit organizations funding and technical assistance for energy audits and efficiency investments in historic downtown buildings used for cultural, civic, educational, or residential activities. Visit the Grants to Green Maine website for award, application, and eligibility information.
Raise Money for your School with The SunriseGuide
Do you know of a school or faith group that is looking to raise funds for a project in the New Year? The SunriseGuide can help you fundraise for the Class of '15, sports teams, arts groups, Project Graduation, boosters, environmental clubs, special trips & projects, and more! Your group keeps up to $10 from each book sold. Choose a product you can feel good about selling, while earning big bucks for your school! Ask us about fundraising opportunities with The SunriseGuide.
Are you a professional writer?
We are expanding our freelance writing pool. Do you or someone you know write professionally about sustainability, alternative energy, homesteading or other related topics? We'd love to hear from you. Please email a short letter of interest, along with 2-3 samples and your contact information to
SunriseGuide Partner News

Vena's Fizz House recently announced plans to offer alcoholic beverages at night in their downtown Portland "mocktail" and natural soda shop.


Metro Bus Logo METRO will be implementing changes to two of their major routes the week of January 12th, making trips to South Portland more efficient.


Camp Ketcha & Portland Gear Hub are partnering with Portland Rec this winter to rent out ice skates in Portland's Payson Park every Saturday and Sunday.


Rosemont Market logo Happy 10th Anniversary to Rosemont Market & Bakery!

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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.

Permaculture Short Course

Jan. 10, 10:30am-4:30pm, Poland


Nature Yoga for Kids

Jan. 10, 10:30-11:30am, Maine Audubon, Falmouth


Solar Open House with ReVision Energy

Jan. 10, 9-10:30am, St. Ansgar Church, Portland


2015 Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Jan. 13-15, 9am-5pm, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta


Portland Greendrinks

Jan. 13, 5:30-7:30pm, DiMillo's, Portland


Energy Savings: There Are Options

Jan. 14, 11:30am-1pm, Southern New Hampshire University, Brunswick


In the Limelight 2015

Jan. 15, 6-8pm, UNE, Portland


Indoor Insanity 5K

Jan. 18, 8am, Colby College Field House, Waterville


Film Screening: "Plastic Planet"

Jan. 21, 6pm, Belfast Free Library, Belfast


Maine's Energy Policy 2015 with E2Tech

Jan. 21, 7:30-11am, Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center, Hallowell


Home Energy Fair 2015

Jan. 24, 10am-3pm, Falmouth Elementary School, Falmouth


Efficiency Maine's Annual Symposium

Jan. 29, 1-6pm, Governor Hill Mansion, Augusta

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

Save the Date

Building and Renovating a Healthy, Energy Efficient Home

Feb. 6, 12, 26 & Mar. 5, 7pm, The Shelter Institute, Woolwich


Creating a Culture of Sustainability

Feb. 19, 12:30pm, Portland Public Library, 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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