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This Month's FREE E-coupon
This Month's Expert Conversation
Green & Healthy Maine Homes
Urban Runoff 5K & Green Neighbor Fest
The SunriseGuide Mobile Edition
Maine Tool Library Opening
"Winter Sunrise" Cocktail Recipes
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


April 2015
Spring Daffodils According to the calendar, it's officially spring...even if it doesn't always feel like Mother Nature got that memo! With longer days, melting snow, and Earth Day right around the corner, April is looking to be pretty stellar. We hope the coupon, articles, news, and events that follow will help to make your first full month of spring even better!
This Month's FREE E-coupon
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This Month's Expert Conversation
With Joseph Seymour from the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo
We're excited to take part in the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland April 16-18, including a Green Heating Fair that is open to the public each day. This 7th annual event will unite a diverse audience interested in biomass (wood pellets, cord wood, and more) heating. With exhibitors, panel discussions, and workshops, the Expo will emphasize practical learning and real project case studies. We caught up with Joseph Seymour to find out what the Expo is all about, and what attendees will find there this year. Read our full conversation with Joseph.

Introducing... Green & Healthy Maine Homes Magazine!
We're excited to announce that the inaugural issue of the new Green & Healthy Maine Homes magazine has launched! Created as a resource for Mainers interested in creating healthy, efficient and sustainable home environments, our goal is to inspire higher performing Maine homes that are as healthy for the people who live in them as they are for the planet. From energy audits to air sealing, solar panels to heat pumps, indoor air quality to urban homesteading; we explore the options and share how they're being implemented in Maine. Look for the magazines on newsstands statewide or check out the digital edition right now! And if you'd like to be kept in the loop about sustainable services and products for your home, be sure to like Green & Healthy Maine Homes on Facebook.
Urban Runoff 5K & Green Neighbor Fest

Runoff is water that flows over the surface of the ground, picking up pollution before it flows into nearby waterbodies. Runoff happens after any rain storm, and in Maine we see a lot of runoff in the springtime when the snow melts. A new kind of Urban Runoff will soon be seen in Southern Maine! On April 25, runners and walkers will be hitting streets and trails in Portland for the Urban Runoff 5K, to increase awareness of water pollution and raise money to support clean water education in local schools. The Urban Runoff will lead into Green Neighbor Family Fest, where families and community members will be able to take part in hands-on activities about water and learn steps for becoming a green neighbor. The race starts at 9am at Deering High School, and will be held rain, snow or shine!


Ticket giveaway

We are giving away four tickets for the Urban Runoff 5K - would you like one? Email us to let us know you'd like to participate in the race by this Sunday, April 12th, and we'll select winners by random drawing next week.

The SunriseGuide Mobile Edition
Have you picked up your copy of The SunriseGuide Mobile Edition yet? With nearly 200 money-saving offers and geo-locating functionality, the mobile coupon app makes 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 downloaded immediately by visiting from your mobile device or purchased on our website (individually or bundled with the print edition). With new coupons being added throughout the year, this app will keep you saving from now through next December!
Maine Tool Library Opening
The first Maine Tool Library opened in Portland at the end of last month, and is now open for lending at 224 Anderson Street in East Bayside. The Maine Tool Library is a nonprofit lending library, circulating a collection of gardening, landscaping, home improvement, and kitchen tools. This entity is a membership-based community resource; it is a library for tools instead of books. Tools are loaned on a weekly schedule - patrons can check them out during the library's open hours, and will be able to borrow them for a full week. Learn more about the Maine Tool Library, how to get a library card, and their current inventory.
"Winter Sunrise" Cocktail Recipes
In February and March, we held a series of "H-app-y Hours" to celebrate the launch of The SunriseGuide Mobile Edition. Every party was at a different location, and we asked each venue to create a signature cocktail for the event called "Winter Sunrise." Each venue created its own interpretation of the drink...and we're excited to share the recipes for the "Winter Sunrise" cocktails created by Little Tap House, Sebago Brewing Company, Vena's Fizz House, and Frontier.
SunriseGuide Partner News

Congratulations to Maine Farmland Trust for receiving a $249,000 grant from the USDA to increase access to produce for Maine's food insecure, and to support mid-sized farmers in the region.


Vena's Fizzz House recently acquired a liquor license and is now serving cocktails (Th-Sa nights only), in addition to their all-natural sodas and mocktails.


Garbage to Garden has extended their service, and will now be offering curbside compost pick-up in Brunswick.


Portland Gear Hub is in the process of moving into their own new home in Union Station Plaza on St. John Street. Their new location will be open at the beginning of May.


Congratulations to Allagash Brewing Company for making the Brewers Association's list of top 50 craft breweries in the country.

Happy 15th anniversary to The Fish & Bone in Portland!


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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.

MOFGA's "Grow Your Own Organic Garden"

Apr. 9, 6-9pm, Various locations, Statewide


Great Maine Bike Swap

Apr. 12, 10am-1pm, University of Maine, Orono

Apr. 26, 10am-1pm, University of Southern Maine, Portland


2015 Northeast Indoor Air Quality and Energy Conference

Apr. 15-16, Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland


Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

Apr. 16-18, Cross Insurance Arena, Portland


Green Heating Fair

Apr. 16-18, Cross Insurance Arena, Portland


Pollinators Parade and Picnic

Apr. 19, 10:30am-1pm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth


Earth Day Celebration for Kids

Apr. 22, 10am-5pm, Children's Museum & Theater of Maine, Portland


Earth Day Celebration

Apr. 22, 10am-1pm, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells


Earth Day Celebration at The Strand Theatre

Apr. 22, 1-8pm, The Strand Theatre, Rockland


Earth Day Film Festival 2015

Apr. 22, 6-9pm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth


Earth Day: The State of Maine's Environment, A Status Report

Apr. 22, 6:30-7:30pm, University of Southern Maine, Portland


Maine Days

Apr. 23-25, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay


Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day

Apr. 25, 9am-1pm, University of Southern Maine, Portland


Urban Runoff 5K

Apr. 25, 9am, Deering High School, Portland


Hope Festival 2015

Apr. 25, 11am-3pm, University of Maine, Orono


Earth Days Waldo County

Apr. 26, 12:30-4pm, Belfast Boat Company, Belfast


Gulf of Maine Seafood Celebration

Apr. 29, 5:30-7:30pm, GMRI, Portland


Current Events in Stormwater with E2Tech

Apr. 30, 7:15-9:30am, Location TBD


MITA Small Boaters' Film Fest & Silent Auction 2015

Apr. 30, 6pm, University of Southern Maine, Portland

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

Save the Date

USGCB 2015 Upper Northeast Regional Summit

May 1, 8am-5pm, Portland


Portland Home Energy Fair

May 2, 10am-3pm, Ocean Avenue Elementary School, Portland


Maine Solar Valuation Study - What it means for renewable energy in Maine

May 6, 7:30-9:30am, Maine Audubon, Falmouth


Mother's Day at the Boothbay Botanical Gardens

May 10, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay


Spring Festival on the Farm

May 30, 10am-2pm, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport

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

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