April 2017

Happy spring! If you are beginning to doubt its arrival, a peak at all the spring and Earth Day related events going on this month should lift your spirits. We're certainly primed to celebrate. . . With a "Team SunriseGuide" at the Urban Runoff 5k, a BIG sale on the mobile edition, and the launch of the new "Eco-hive-mind" Facebook group--not to mention all sorts of fun events. W e hope to see you out and about soon!

Join the SunriseGuide team!

We love water - drinking it, swimming in it, skiing on it (when it's frozen), growing plants with it... we could go on and on! Clean water matters to us all. So we are psyched to form a SunriseGuide team for this year's Urban Runoff 5k. Care to join us? You'll get a free 2017 SunriseGuide mobile edition AND the top two finishers on our team will also get a $25 gift certificate to Vena's Fizz House -OR- 2 tickets to the Portland Science Center - you choose! Register here and be sure to select Team SunriseGuide under the team assignments to get in on the fun. Please pass along to friends and family. The more the merrier. Thanks for playing with us! 
Happy Earth month - SunriseGuide mobile $10 sale!

In celebration of Earth Day, we want to help you save at your favorite local, eco-conscious businesses. From now until April 22nd, the (paper-free!) 2017 SunriseGuide mobile edition is just $10! SunriseGuide mobile offers hundreds of discounts for healthy eating, healthy living, healthy homes, healthy kids and more! Load the app icon onto your phone's home screen, open it whenever you're out and about, and the geo-locator will tell you where to find the nearest savings. Pretty neat. . . and sustainable, and convenient, and just $10!

Download the app today, and celebrate Earth Day all year long! See the full list of savings here (you can also see a small preview in our "new friends" article below).
Join the SunriseGuide Eco-hive-mind!

We are excited to announce the launch of a new Facebook group, The SunriseGuide Eco-hive-mind. The hive-mind intends to create a space to generate sweet ideas for living in health and harmony with the earth through collaboration & idea and resource sharing. The SunriseGuide Eco-Hivemind is a community platform for asking questions and sharing information about living a healthier, sustainable, locally-based life in Maine. Wondering how to start a backyard compost or where to find a yoga retreat? Ask! Have ideas for how to save water in your garden or what to do with the stale bread in your kitchen? Share! This is a space for everyone who wants to engage with the SunriseGuide lifestyle.

The SunriseGuide Eco-hive-mind is a "closed" Facebook group, which means you have to either ask to join or can be invited by a member. Please join us today, and then invite your friends to come along!
Eat for the climate

As local produce season rolls back around, it's a good time to consider ways to reduce your climate footprint via what you eat. Read on to learn the impact your food choices have on the environment, plus simple, delicious ways to make a difference. 
The latest Green & Healthy Maine HOMES

The Spring/Summer edition of Green & Healthy Maine HOMES has hit the streets. We're excited as always to share this issue, featuring the ever-popular high performing homes showcase, a look at high-efficiency modular construction, information on organic lawn care and landscaping, and more. Pick one up at a local newsstand today, then subscribe here so you never miss an issue!
Meet our new friends

Looking for an excuse to get out and about as the weather turns nice? Grab your SunriseGuide and take a tour of the new businesses we have welcomed on board this year! Whether they're newly established, new to you, or favorite haunts, they all offer great discounts in this year's SunriseGuide. Check them out (and see a full list of offers here).

New to the SunriseGuide this year:

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Dobra Tea
Fernleaf Bakery
Leonardo's Pizza
Maine Juice Co
New Moon Restaurant
Run of the Mill Brew Pub
Saltbox Café
Sea Salt Lobster Co.
Sisters Gourmet Deli
Caravan Beads
General Store for Pets
Pet Pantry
Uncommon Paws
Village Style
Celebration Tree Farm & Yoga
Free Energy Maine
Grain Tree Services
Heidi Nottonson, Keller Williams Realty
Float Harder
Maine Council of Reflexologists
Maine Natural Hair & Skin
Salt Pump
Six Branches Family Acupuncture
Winds of Harmony
Portland Science Center
Venture Outside
Sweet Repeats Children's Consignment

Don't have a SunriseGuide yet? Pick one up today - or better yet, check out our mobile sale above!

Would you like more reminders to use your SunriseGuide coupons? Sign up here for a quick, friendly once-weekly notice in your inbox highlighting two or three great deals.
Increase efficiency & save money!

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Insulating your home well leads not only to reduced energy demand and increased comfort and noise reduction, but also cost savings for decades. Now, Efficiency Maine is offering up to $2000 in incentives for air sealing and home insulation: $500 for the attic, $500 for exterior walls, and $500 for basement. For optimal energy efficiency, your home should be insulated from the roof down to the foundation. When insulation is properly installed, heating systems run less frequently, helping to reduce on-going energy expenses while meeting home heating and cooling needs. Because you know, it'll be warm here soon!

You can also save up to $750 on heat pump water heaters and ductless heat pumps and up to $3000 on wood or pellet boilers and geothermal systems. Check out Efficiency Maine to learn more!
SunriseGuide Partner News

Lots of excitement at the Holy Donut lately! A big congratulations to founder Leigh Kellis for winning the Small Business Association's Business Owner of the Year award. AND, Holy Donut's third location at 398 Route One is Scarborough is now open!

Congratulations also to Pam Laskey of Maine Foodie Tours for winning the SBA's Woman- Owned Business in Maine award!

Happy one-year anniversary to Float Harder! Celebrate with them at their open house on April 15th.

Congratulations to O'Donal's Nursery for winning two awards at last weekend's Maine Flower Show!

A sure sign of Spring- the SaltBox Cafe returns to the Eastern Promenade this weekend, April 8-9!

Evergreen Home Performance has launched a new window division offering replacement windows and doors from the Marvin Integrity line.
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. 

4/8, 10am-3pm, Ocean Ave Elementary School, Portland

4/9, 1-4pm, Morris Farm, Wiscasset

4/11, 5:30-8pm, Space Gallery, Portland
4/11, 5:30-8pm , The Gear Hub, Portland

4/12, 12-7pm, Lunt Auditorium, Falmouth

4/12, 8:30-10am, Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

4/13, 5:30-7pm, Cloudport, Portland

4/18 6-9pm, 72 Federal Street, Portland

4/18, 6-7pm, Maine Historical Society, Portland
4/20, 6-9pm, Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

4/22, 9am-12pm, Deering High School, Portland

4/22, 10am-12pm, City Hall Plaza, Portland

4/22, 10:30am-4:30pm, The Children's Museum & Theater of Maine, Portland

4/23, 10am-1pm, USM Sullivan Recreation & Fitness Center, Portland

4/27, 5:30-7:30pm, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland

4/29,  10am-12pm, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden

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!
5/2-5/3,  all day, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland

5/19-5/21, 10am-5pm, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Fryeburg

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