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January 2016 
We hope your holiday season was filled with joy, the new year is off to a great start, and that you're enjoying all the beauty winter has to offer.

We have lots of exciting news and events to share with you in our first newsletter of 2016!
Stewards of Sustainability Awards

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the SunriseGuide, and we are celebrating by shining a light on eleven Mainers who are creating real change in their communities. Their efforts have resulted in significant advances in the areas of sustainability, environmental health and wellness in Maine over the past ten years.  Find out who they are and join us in congratulating them. Learn about the 2016 Stewards and the great work they're doing here.

The 2016 SunriseGuide Mobile Edition is here!

The 2016 SunriseGuide Mobile Edition launched Jan. 1 and is available for download from your smart phone at The mobile edition makes it easy for you to find the best healthy, local and green businesses in Maine and redeem SunriseGuide coupons from your phone. You can even share an account with your partner or a friend! Imagine never again missing out on great offers because you left your SunriseGuide at home. With more than 200 discounts, the SunriseGuide mobile app will keep you saving all year long. ($14.95). Download here
Yoga Retreats in Maine (and beyond)

Thinking about a getaway this year? In need of a little rest and relaxation? How about a healing yoga retreat that combines time away with a healthy serving of yoga and relaxation? There's no need to go far. Check out the list below for five options in Maine and one in Western Massachusetts that will help you get your "ohm" on. And be sure to also check with your local yoga studio (many of which have great offers in the 2016 SunriseGuide).  Many studios offer special retreats throughout the year, both in Maine and in warmer climates. Find a yoga retreat.
Winter Greens

Did anyone else resolve to eat more greens in the new year? Maine may get very cold in the winter, but the day length - a critical requirement in winter growing - is the same as in Spain or Italy. And more home gardeners are becoming savvy to the fact that, with minimal effort and materials, it is quite simple to extend the growing season. To learn more about winter gardening in Maine, click here
26th Annual Maine Home & Remodeling Show

We're excited to be participating in this year's Maine Home & Remodeling Show at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. The event features 180+ exhibitors, an Artisan Marketplace; a Meet the Chefs cooking series with Portland area chefs; and a Seminar Series with topics on a variety of home improvement projects. Show times are Saturday, February 13th, 10am-6pm, and Sunday, February 14th, 10am-4pm Admission is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors age 65 and older; $5 for children age 6-16; children younger than age 6 are free. Look for a special SunriseGuide discount coupon in next month's newsletter. Learn more here.
Home and Business Energy Fairs

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. And we'll be there with books, magazines and the new mobile edition. The first fair is January 23 in Falmouth from 10am-3pm.  Door prizes, children's entertainment, and workshops! Hosted by the Greater Portland Sustainability Council and other local partners. Click here for full details.
Now Scheduling Winter/Spring Fundraisers

kids walking in the woods Do you know a school group, sports team or faith group that is looking for a unique, profitable, locally-supporting fundraiser this year? SunriseGuide Fundraisers produce high returns AND provide a valuable Maine-made product that you and your supporters can feel good about. We can help you raise money for a non-profit, Class of '16 or '17, sports team, arts group, Project Graduation, booster club, environmental club, special trip, and more! There are no funds required upfront and your group earns up to $10 on each book sold! Learn more here.
We are hiring!

Are you passionate about a healthy, sustainable lifestyle? Skilled in sales & marketing? Looking for a new opportunity as part of a small, innovative and entrepreneurial team? Then we'd love to talk to you. We have an exciting opening in our Portland office for a full time advertising sales & marketing professional and part time regional sales positions (work from home) covering the Lakes/Mountain, York County, Midcoast and Downeast regions.
SunriseGuide Partner News
Happy 5th anniversary to
South Street Linen!
Congratulations to Endicott Home Furnishings for being recognized for their efforts to eliminate toxic "flame retardant" chemicals from furniture at the annual Environmental Health Strategy Center's 2015 Celebration for Healthy Families.
Congratulations to GrandyOats on becoming the first 100% solar powered food production facility in New England!
Congratulations to Treats on your 10 year anniversary!

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.

Jan.8, 1-4:30pm, Governor Hill Mansion, Augusta
Jan. 12, 5:30-8pm, Fork and Spoon, Bangor

Jan. 12, 5:30-8pm, Port City Music Hall, Portland

Jan. 12, 9am-5pm, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta

Jan. 12-14, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta

Home and Business Energy Fair
Jan. 23, 10am-3pm, Falmouth

Jan. 24, 12-4pm, Christ's Church, Gardiner

Jan. 28, 6:30pm, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

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!

Feb. 3, 7:30-10amMaple Hill Farm, Hallowell
Home and Business Energy Fair
Feb. 6, 10am-3pm, South Portland

Feb. 13-14, Cross Insurance Arena, Portland
Home and Business Energy Fair
Feb. 27, 10am-3pm, Gorham
Home and Business Energy Fair
Mar. 12, 10am-3pm, Saco
Home and Business Energy Fair
Mar. 26, 10am-3pm, Brunswick
Home and Business Energy Fair
Apr. 9, 10am-3pm, Portland

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