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Summer may be winding down, but fall boasts a full slate of great events happening throughout the state. In addition to Portland's annual Greenfest and the 40th annual Common Ground Country Fair, it is also National Drive Electric Week, Maine Outdoor Weekend, and so much more! Read on to learn about these events and more, as well as some great savings for SunriseGuide readers.  
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20% off tree services OR free custom paddle with $1500 worth of tree work.
Portland Greenfest 2016 - this weekend!
Come say hi at the 3rd annual Portland Greenfest this Saturday, September 10th from 10am - 4pm in Monument Square. Check out over 50 exhibitors highlighting renewable energy, local foods, electric cars, clean water, wildlife, green products for your home or business, ways to get involved in greening your community & lots more! With music, kids activities, and handy workshops, there's sure to be something for everyone. Greenfest is FREE and will happen rain or shine. 
2016 Common Ground Country Fair - Sept. 23rd-25th
Celebrate the rural agricultural traditions of Maine at MOFGA's Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, September 23rd-25th. Stop by our booth to say hi and pre-order your 2017 SunriseGuide. We'll have subscriptions to Green & Healthy Maine and our brand new hand crafted SunriseGuide mugs for sale!

Save $2 on fair entrance with your SunriseGuide coupon - or bring your coupon to the Portland Food Co-op and make good on your savings in advance.

Getting there - There are several ecological ways to get to the fair - carpool, bike or ride the train to Unity. And new this year - bus options!

Volunteer at the SunriseGuide booth!
We're looking for a few passionate SunriseGuide readers to help out at our booth. In exchange for two hours of your time, you'll get free admission to the fair, a free copy of the brand new 2017 SunriseGuide and our overflowing appreciation! Email us to learn more.
Celebrate National Drive Electric Week!
National Drive Electric Week is September 10-18, and Maine is getting in on the action with some fun events! On Saturday, September 10th, check out the Electric Vehicle Expo happening in South Paris. And on Sunday the 11th, head over to South Portland for an afternoon of activities including test drives, previews of the latest models, and conversations with EV owners. Follow this link to see the full list of what the day has in store. 
Take the NRCM Food Waste Challenge
Did you know 40% of all the food grown for human consumption in the US is wasted? Want to do something about it? Join the Natural Resources Council of Maine for their Sustainable Maine Food Waste Challenge, running from September 7th (that's today!) until October 7th. Once you take the pledge, the NRCM will help you along with helpful tips and tricks to reduce your food waste, and you can track your progress as you go. Check out full information for the challenge here, and take the pledge today!
A healthy fall lawn makes for a happy spring
Fall is the perfect time to get a jump start on a green lawn in the spring. Here are a few easy steps from the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District's YardScaping Program, which aims to help Mainers improve soil health, reduce the use of lawn care products, and grow a beautiful lawn with little or no additives.
Sign up early and earn more!
With school buses back on the roads and a new season approaching, it's the perfect time to schedule a fundraiser with The SunriseGuide! 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 '17, sports teams, arts groups, Project Graduation, boosters, environmental clubs, special trips, projects, and more! If you sign up  before September 23rd, you will earn $10 per book - regardless of how many you  sell! Learn more here .
SunriseGuide Partner News
Threads of Hope Thrift Stores has a new location at 136 Main Street in Freeport. Check it out, and be sure to bring your SunriseGuide to save even more!

Happy second anniversary to Parlour organic salon!  

Portland Buy Local logo
Voting is now open for Portland Buy Local's 9th Annual Indie Biz Awards. Elect your favorite businesses today - polls close September 15th!

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.

9/10, 10am - 4pm, Monument Square, Portland

9/10, 8am - 5pm, The Morris Farm Trust, Wiscasset 

9/10, 9am - 1pm, South Paris Town Office, South Paris

9/10, 10am - 4pm, Wells Reserve & Laudholm Trust, Wells

9/11, 12 - 4pm, South Portland Community Center, South Portland

9/13, 5:30 - 7:30pm, location TBD

9/14, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Congregation Bet Ha'am, South Portland 

9/15, 1 - 4pm, Christ Church, Gardiner

9/15, 4 - 6pm, Maine Historical Society, Portland

9/16-9/18, all weekend, all around the state

9/16, 9am - 5pm, citywide, Portland 

9/17, all day, Saco Island & Mechanics Park, Saco

9/18, 9am - 12pm, Eastern Promenade, Portland

9/19, 7am - 12pm, Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland

Climate Change, Energy & Health Workshop
9/21, 10am - 4pm, University of New England, Portland

9/22-9/25, multiple events at various times, Bar Harbor

9/23-9/25, Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity

9/24, 8 - 11am, ecomaine, 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!

Maine Audubon's 29th Annual Apple Day Celebration

10/1, 10am - 2pm, Gisland Farm, Falmouth


Maine Craft Weekend

10/1-10/2, all weekend, all around the state


Harvest Dance

10/1, 6 - 10pm, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport


Portland Buy Local's Indie Biz Awards

10/6, 6-9pm, Portland House of Music & Events, Portland

Maine Cheese Fest
10/16, 11am - 5pm, Savage Oakes Winery, Union

Turquoise & Tapas: a benefit for the American Lung Association
10/27, 5:30 - 8:30pm, Cellardoor at the Point, Portland

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