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AUGUST 2015 
Temperatures have been rising, so it's a perfect time to get outside and enjoy the best that Maine has to offer. Sailing, kayaking, the lake, the ocean. Whatever your pleasure, August is best spent on or in the water. Stay up to date on the hottest summer and fall events, plan your perfect getaway, and enter to win an $100 gift certificate from the SunriseGuide advertiser of your choice in this issue. 
Your 2 cents could win you $100!

We are conducting our annual SunriseGuide reader survey, and we'd love to hear from you. It takes just a few minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you will have the option to be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the SunriseGuide advertiser of your choice. Dinner and drinks, an overnight getaway, new clothes, a day of pampering - YOU choose! Please complete the survey by Friday, Aug 14th. Thank you for your participation.


Portland Greenfest - September 12, 2015
The SunriseGuide is proud to once again sponsor southern Maine's largest environmental festival, Greenfest! Over 60 exhibitors demonstrating solar energy, clean water, local foods, green household products, and lots more. Music, art, kids' activities. Workshops and films. Locally sourced food trucks. Admission is free. 10 am - 4 pm in Monument Square in downtown Portland. We hope to see you there!  
Time for a Getaway?
The SunriseGuide is your getaway partner. 
  •  A yoga retreat at the Snow Squall Inn in Wiscasset? (You get a free yoga class with each night you stay when you bring your SunriseGuide). 
  • How about a night in a yurt with your sweetheart or a group of friends? Save $15 at Frost Mountain Yurts with your SunriseGuide.
  • A midcoast adventure more your speed? Camden is one of our favorite destinations. Stay at the Country Inn at Camden/Rockport and Save 10% off your stay, $20 off a massage and you can even bring along Fido at no additional charge. But only with your SunriseGuide.

Happy travels and be sure to tell them we said hi!  

Trail to Ale benefits Portland Trails
Need a goal to amp up your summer running routine? Does your idea of motivation include gorgeous scenery, massages, and cold local brews flowing at the finish line? If you answered yes to any of the above, we highly recommend you check out this year's Trail to Ale 10k, taking place September 20th.  Not only does the race benefit Portland Trails and the 70+ miles of trails throughout Portland, but there will also beer, pizza, music, dancing, free massages, yoga, healthy snacks and more to all who cross the finish line. This event does sell out, so sign up today! 


Fallin' for AppleCycle!
We are thrilled to be a sponsor of the second annual AppleCycle orchard hop. The event supports the great work of the Community Bicycle Center. U-Pick from three distance options: 62, 30 or 17 miles.  AppleCycle is a chance to take advantage of Maine's leaf-peeping season from the seat of your bike, not the seat of a car, while supporting CBC's youth development programs. Enjoy fall-inspired snacks at each rest stop as well as back at the finish where you'll be rewarded for your orchard-hopping trip with a lakeside lunch!


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.
We also have openings for part time, work from home sales professionals. 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.  
The SunriseGuide mobile edition

Have you ever wished you had your Sunrise Guide coupons with you and realized that 
you left your book at home/in your spouse's car/in your other backpack? Download the SunriseGuide mobile edition to your smart phone today and your coupons will always be with you! You can even share an account with your partner or friend. And for the summer sale price of just $9.95, there's never been a better time to start saving! Go to
from your mobile browser to download the mobile edition today.

Special thanks to our summer intern, Brad Carpentier for this fun, short video.  
SunriseGuide Partner News


Old Port Wool & Textiles has recently expanded! They will now be locally producing in fleece and wool for the coming chillier seasons.   


Soakology   foot sanctuary and teahouse has moved to 511 Congress Street. In addition to their famous foot soaks and teas, they now offer full body massage, facials and tea tastings.    

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.

Bud Grafting Workshop

Aug. 8. 10am-3pm. With MOGFA at North Branch Farm, Monroe. 

Portland Greendrinks

Aug. 11. 5:30-8pm. Networking with a mission, this month supports Ruth's Reusable Resources. Urban Farm Fermentory. 

Bangor Greendrinks

Aug. 11. 5:30-8pm. Networking with a mission, this month supports Maine Farmland Trust & Bangor Land Trust. Central St. Farmhouse


Rockland Community Solar Farm Event

Aug. 11. 6-7:30pm. Rockland Community Library.


Climate Stewards: Climate Change & Sea Birds

Aug. 18. 6-7:30pm. Lecture with Project Puffin at Wells Reseve in Laudholm. 


Our Health Film Series: The Connection

Aug. 18. 7:30pm. Frontier, Brunswick.

Union Farm and State of Maine Blueberry Festival

Aug. 22-29. Union Fairgrounds.   


Bow Ties & Bean Boots

Aug. 28. 6pm Benefit to support Teens to Trails. Portland Company. 58 Fore St.


The Maine Seaweed Festival

Aug. 29. The Resilience Hub at Southern Maine Community College.


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!

Portland Greenfest

Sep. 12. 10am-4pm. Greater Portland Sustainability Council at Monument Square, Portland. 


Bike Maine 2015

Sep. 12-19. Seven day cycling challenge, Bicycle Coalition of Maine.


National Drive Electric Week

Sep. 13. 12-4pm. South Portland Community Center.


Trail to Ale 10K Run/Walk

Sep. 20. Portland Trails at The Eastern Promenade.  


The Common Ground Fair

Sep. 25-27. Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association classic country fair.



Oct. 4 Community Bicycle Center's annual U-pick orchard bicycle ride. 


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