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Give Blood, Get a SunriseGuide!
Sundays on the Boulevard
Home is Where the Harvest Is
Safe Sunscreens 2015
MaineShare's Hike & Bike
Maine Yoga Fest
We're Hiring!
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


June 2015
Sunshine and warmth. Long, leisurely days. Picnics and barbeques. Bike rides and wooded hikes. Locally-grown fruits and veggies. Live music at sunset. Just a few of the glorious things we love about June in Maine. We hope this finds you enjoying all those and more as we welcome back summer.
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. This month, donate blood at any of the following drives and you will receive a complimentary copy of the 2015 SunriseGuide as a thank you gift. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit


6/11: Disability RMS, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Westbrook

6/19: Yarmouth Rotary, 148 North Road, Yarmouth

6/19: Southern Maine Health Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford

6/20: Mason's Hall, Cressey Road, Gorham

6/23: Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot Street, Freeport

6/24: St. Andre Healthcare, 407 Pool Street, Biddeford

6/25: Preti Flaherty, One City Center, Portland

6/30: The Elevation Center, 71 U.S. Route One, Scarborough


Value of the 2015 SunriseGuide: $20.

Value of the life you may save: PRICELESS.

Sundays on the Boulevard
Summer's here...and that means "Sundays on the Boulevard" are back! Thanks to the efforts of Portland Trails, Back Cove is closed to vehicle traffic every Sunday from 9am-4pm. You and your family can ride bikes, skate, run, and walk along the Back Cove trail, have a picnic, and enjoy a car-free landscape.
Home is Where the Harvest Is
Interested in learning more about small scale homesteading, and growing, raising, and producing more of your food ? While homesteading has historically been considered an act of self reliance typical of rural areas with abundant land, small scale homesteaders in urban and suburban areas of Maine (and across the country) are finding that they can grow, raise, and produce food wherever they live. Click here to read the full feature article.
Safe Sunscreens 2015
Kids at Beach As you enjoy the sunny days ahead, make sure you're covered with one of the Environmental Working Group's safest sunscreens for 2015. The 2015 Sunscreen Guide 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. Want more info about how to practice "Smart Sun?" EWG has teamed up with several companies and concerned citizens to create the EWG Sun Safety Campaign - view their manifesto, find sun-safe products, and more.
Hike & Bike to Support the Maine you Love!
Hike & Bike logo MaineShare gives you an easy way to donate to over 40 statewide organizations working everyday to make Maine a better place to live. And this summer, you can help make Maine a better place to live just by going for a hike or a bike ride! The annual "Virtual Hike and Bike" event allows participants to choose their own hike, bike ride, or walk to raise money for MaineShare. It works like this: you collect pledges, go out and hike or bike on a day that is convenient, and send in your donations. The virtual format saves time, paper, and fuel while offering more flexibility for participants. With no expenses involved, every dollar goes to MaineShare organizations. Learn more about MaineShare and register for the Hike and Bike event  today.
Maine Yoga Fest: July 10-12
Next month, Maine Yoga FestMaine's premier wellness event, will bring together the Maine community to celebrate the healing powers of yoga and encourage a healthy, peaceful, and compassionate way of living. With local yoga instructors and dozens of workshops, this three-day event showcases the awesome yoga offerings around Maine and features local music, food, and vendors. Save the date for Maine Yoga Fest, and be sure to use your SunriseGuide coupon to get 10% off your festival pass.
We're Growing & Hiring!
We are expanding our team and have an exciting opportunity for a full time sales and marketing professional in our Portland office. 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.
SunriseGuide Partner News

Congratulations to Renys for receiving a Maine Family Business Awards; an annual program of the Institute for Family-Owned Business that recognizes family-owned, Maine-based businesses.


Lois' Natural Marketplace recently opened a new location in Portland's East End - stop in to see them at 47 India Street.


The offer for your Love Kupcakes coupon in this year's SunriseGuide has change. Instead of getting a free cupcake when you buy a slider, now you'll get a free cupcake when you buy a steel cut bar. Bring your slider coupon to their Public Markethouse location or food truck (weekdays near Maine Med) to redeem.


Flatbread Co. is expanding outside Portland and opening a second Maine location in Rockport; the restaurant is slated to open at 399 Commercial Street next month.


Rosemont Market logo Rosemont Market & Bakery has opened a fifth location at 40 Pine Street in the West End of Portland.


Happy 5th anniversary to Lila East End Yoga!


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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.


Portland Greendrinks

Jun 9, 5:30-7:30pm, Victoria Mansion, Portland


Bangor Greendrinks

Jun 9, 5-8pm, SGC Engineering, Bangor


Maine's Economy & Climate Change: Challenges & Opportunities

Jun 12, 8am-3:30pm, Bowdoin College, Brunswick


Rails and Ales

Jun 12, 6-8pm, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, Portland


Wicked Cool Networking Mixer (E2Tech)
Jun 12, 3:30-5:30 pm, Wicked Joe's Coffee, Topsham

Women's Startup Weekend

Jun 12-14, MECA, Portland


Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

Jun 13, 9am-3pm, MOFGA, Unity


Peony Bloom & Ice Cream Social

Jun 16, 4-7pm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth


Energy Storage: Saving for a (Renewable) Rainy Day with E2Tech

Jun 18, 7:15-9:30am, University of Southern Maine, Portland


Midsummer Celebration

Jun 20, 10-11:30am, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay


Midsommar Celebration for Kids

Jun 20, 11am-3pm, Children's Museum & Theater of Maine, Portland


Maine Startup & Create Week

Jun 22-28, Various locations       

Climate Steward Lecture Series: Solar Energy for your Home

Jun 23, 6-7:30pm, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells


Herb Walk

Jun 24, 3:30-4:30pm, Avena Botanicals, Rockport


Solar Power Pedal

Jun 27, 7:30-11-30am, ReVision Energy, Portland

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

Save the Date

Wild Edibles Walk at Gilsland Farm

Jul 3, 9-10:30am, Maine Audubon, Falmouth


Maine Lobster Ride

Jul 19, 6:30am-4pm, Oceanside High School, Rockland

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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