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JULY 2015 
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 the scoop on Maine's food truck scene, a program that helps you fight hunger by gardening, a fun cartoon, lots of great events and more, we hope this newsletter adds a little something special to your July.
The Green & Healthy Maine visitor's guide is here!

This summer's Green & Healthy Maine visitor's guide has hit the shelves! The magazine connects Maine explorers from near and far with the best green and healthy experiences our state has to offer. This summer, 35,000 copies can be found at over 500 locations throughout Maine and New England, and includes unique articles and handy regional resource directories. Whether you live in Maine or are planning a visit here, this magazine is an invaluable tool for creating the perfect eco-friendly experience in Vacationland. 


Want to learn more? Then please take a sec to like the Green & Healthy Maine visitor's guide Facebook page.  
Maine Harvest for Hunger program
colorful veggies When harvesting your garden's bounty this year, consider donating some of your produce to a local food pantry. With 15.1% of Maine households being "food insecure," the Maine Harvest for Hunger program seeks to provide those in need with fresh, locally-grown food. The program is open to all interested gardeners and is coordinated by the UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program.
Our Intern Brad and his SRG Cartoon!
Meet Brad Carpentier. Brad is a student at the University of Maine in Orono, and is interning with us this summer through the Blackstone Innovate for Maine program. In addition to several other projects he's working on, Brad created an awesome animated short about the SunriseGuide Mobile Edition. Check it out! And if you haven't gotten your copy of the mobile coupon app yet, it can be purchased and downloaded (now just $9.95!) by going to on your mobile browser. Nearly 200 coupons right on your phone - the SunriseGuide Mobile Edition makes it even easier for you to engage with Maine's best green and healthy, local businesses.

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


7/14: Casco Bay YMCA, Freeport

7/20: Brunswick Martial Arts Academy, Topsham

7/23: West Bath Fire Department, West Bath

7/29: Bank of America, Brunswick


7/20-7/27: Portland Blood Donation Center, 524 Forest Avenue, Portland


Value of the 2015 SunriseGuide: $20.

Value of the life you may save: PRICELESS.
Maine's Street Eats
By Lisa Wolff

Maine's foodie entrepreneurs are quickly catching on to the low-overhead joy of cooking up street food from their own moveable feast-mobiles. With menu items ranging from fiddlehead pork belly okonomikayi to lobster rolls six ways and corn, cucumber, and blueberry salad, these food trucks and carts are dishing up menus that are convenient and sourced with the freshest local ingredients. Read the full article about food trucks in this summer's Green & Healthy Maine visitor's guide.
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. Position is based in our Portland office.
SunriseGuide Partner News

Congratulations to Heliotropic Technologies for recently receiving an Environmental Leader Award from The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce.


ATX Acupuncture has moved their practice and can now be found at 100 Brickhill Avenue in South Portland.


Congratulation to Flowfold for recently winning the Gorham Savings Bank $30,000 Launch Pad Competition.


Jayleen Hayden has moved her Reiki practice and is now at Organic Roots Salon & Day Spa at 545 Westbrook Streetin South Portland.  


Green Clean ME logo Congratulations to The Holy Donut and Green Clean Maine for recently receiving "Success Awards" from SCORE, the largest collaborative mentoring organization in Maine.  


ReVision Energy Logo ReVision Energy has been recognized as a "Certified B Corporation," which denotes that a business has committed itself to business practices that benefit employees, customers, and the community.


Happy 20th Anniversary to both Allagash Brewing Company in Portland and Women of Substance in Damariscotta!

Sustainable Living Events
This list is just a sampling of the many events happening around Maine. Please visit the Local Events section of our website for even more events.

Fairy Friday

Every Friday, 10am-2pm, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay


Renewable Energy Workshop for Farmers and Agricultural Related Businesses

Jul 10, 8:30am-12pm, Greater Portland Council of Governments, Portland


Wacky Gardening for Kids

Jul 10, 2:45-3:45pm, Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, Portland


Seafood Sustainability in the Gulf of Maine

Jul 14, 6:30-8pm, Belfast Free Library, Belfast


Portland Greendrinks

Jul 14, 5:30-7:30pm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth


50th Annual Yarmouth Clam Festival - Come see us in the Eco-Village!

Jul 17-19, Yarmouth


Maine Lobster Ride

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


Community Solar Open House

Jul 22, 6:30-8:30pm, St. Luke's Church, Portland


Quick Pickling and Preserving Herbs

Jul 23, 12-3pm, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk


Solar Open House with ReVision Energy

Jul 23, 6-7:30pm, Brunswick


Open Farm Day

Jul 26, Morris Farm, Wiscasset


Maine Grain Alliance 2015 Kneading Conference

Jul 30 & 31, Skowhegan Fairgrounds, Skowhegan


For a complete list of events, please visit the Local Events section on our website.
Save the Date
Mark your calendars for these upcoming sustainable living events!

Annual MaineShare Fair

Sep 9, 5:30-8pm, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland


National Drive Electric Week

Sep 12-20, Various locations


Have an event we can help you promote? Please email us the info.