The season for cozying down, time with family and friends, good eating, and savoring the daylight is upon us.  Join us as we embrace the festivities whole-heartedly. This month's e-news is packed with info about the 2017 SunriseGuide, winter gardening courses, gifting ideas, events suited to cooler weather, and more!
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Coming soon. . .the 2017 SunriseGuide!

The 2017 SunriseGuide releases November 21st, and we cannot be more excited to share it with you! With several sweet new partners and the favorites you know and love, your 2017 SunriseGuide will have you learning, saving and finding at Maine's best local businesses all year long! Here's a sneak peek: beading anyone? Take $10 off a class, 20% off your purchase, or 50% off a kids' birthday party at Caravan Beads .  Hungry? Your mouth will be watering when you saunter up to the  Saltbox Cafe; save  15% off any meal. Have a case of wanderlust? Venture Outside invites you to save 50% on any of their Maine yoga & adventure trips! We could go on, but we don't want to ruin all of the surprises. 

And the savings are just the beginning. With helpful articles and resources to keep you living well throughout the year, you'll want to pick up a copy for yourself, and a few more for gifts your friends. Check it all out on November 21st!
So you want to be a beekeeper?

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Thinking about keeping bees? The UMaine Cooperative Extension is offering Beginning Beekeeping courses this winter, in addition to a Landscape for Life class which covers, among other things, how to attract beneficial insects and birds. In addition, the deadline for the 2017 Master Gardener volunteer training is December 31st. Head on over to the Cooperative Extension website and take advantage of these opportunities to grow for good!
Eat Local This Holiday Season!

Portland Food Co-op, Rosemont Market, Rising Tide Community Market, and BamBam Bakery are already taking Thanksgiving pre-orders, including turkey, baked goods, and side dishes. Keep an eye out for other locally sourced and made holiday delights from our friends at Big Sky Bread, Lois' Natural Marketplace, The Cheese IronTreats, Savory Maine, and so many more! The SunriseGuide is your holiday dinner planning companion.
Tick, tock . . . time to use your 2016 coupons!

You have just two months to use your 2016 SRG coupons. With fall and the holiday shopping season upon us, it's a perfect time to start thinking about local, sustainable  gifts for your loved ones (or yourself) without breaking the bank! Some highlights from the SHOP section of the SunriseGuide: 

- Trillium, Lacava, Full Circle and suger in Biddeford
- Archipelago in Rockland
- Waterlily & Photo Market in Portland
- Royal River Books in Yarmouth
- Toad & Co in Freeport

And so much more!  Click here to see the complete list.
Polar Bear Dip & Dash December 31st!

We're thrilled to sponsor the 9th Annual Polar Bear Dip & Dash, raising money 
to support the Natural Resources Council of Maine's work to reduce climate change pollution . Looking for an invigorating challenge? Choose between a 5k race, the polar dip or both! The 5k begins at 11 am and the dip at noon. There are all sorts of great prizes for participating, including the 2017 SunriseGuide. Festivities take place at the  East End Beach   in Portland. The deadline for the  early-"bear" registration is November 15 (save $5).  Learn more and register here.   We hope to see you there!  
Your employees & clients deserve the best!

Give them the gift of thousands of dollars in savings from Maine's favorite local  businesses.  Say "thank you" to your employees and clients this year with the gift they will use all year long, the 2017 SunriseGuide. Order 10 books or more and save 20-40% off the retail price :

10-25                $16/book (save 20%)
26-50                $15/book (save 25%)
51-100              $14.25/book (save 30%)
101-200            $12/book (save 40%)

Place your order by Dec. 9 and you'll also get your choice of FREE delivery OR your logo on the cover of each book at no additional charge.
SunriseGuide Partner News

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Congratulations to Revision Energy for being rewarded "Coolest employer for young people" by Stay, Work, Play!

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Grandy Oats has gone 100% solar! 
Check out their video all about it here.

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Green Clean Maine has relocated to new headquarters. Congratulations to owner Joe Walsh and the Green Clean team:

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Congratulations to Coffee by Design for achieving B-Corp. status - one of only 10 businesses in Maine to earn this national certification for sustainable businesses. 

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. 

11/5, 10am-12pm, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden

11/5,  7-9pm, Coffee By Design, Portland

11/7, 6:30-8:30pm, Scarborough High School, Scarborough

11/8,  5:30-7:30pm, location TBD, Portland

11/9-11/10, 5:30-7pm & 8:30am-2pm, 58 Fore Street, Portland

11/10,  8:30am-3:30pm, UMaine Hutchinson Center, Belfast

11/12,  3-7:15pm, USM Abromson Center, Portland

11/16, 5-7pm, The Vault, Lewiston

11/16, 7-9pm, Maine Audubon at Gisland Farm, Falmouth

11/16, 5-7pm, Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland

11/17, 8am-6pm, USM Abromson Center, Portland

11/18-12/31, 4-9pm, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay

11/19,  10am-4pm, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

11/19, 1-4pm, Portland Public Library, Portland

11/19, 2pm-5pm, Portland Food Co-op, Portland

11/19, 9am-4pm, Maine Audubon at Gisland Farm, Falmouth

11/29,  6:30-8:30pm, The Resilience Hub, Portland

11/30, 5:30-7pm, Portland Public Library, Portland

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!

12/3, 9am-2pm , Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport

12/9, 5:30-7:30pm, O'Maine Studios, Portland

12/11, 11am-1pm, Eastern Promenade, Portland

12/31, 9am-1pm, Back Cove & Eastern Promenade Beach, Portland

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