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This Month's FREE E-coupons
2013 Holiday Gift Guide
Winter Farmers' Markets
Give the Gift of Sustainable Savings!
Enjoy Efficiency Tax Credits by 12/31
Meaningful & Sustainable Holiday Tips
Shopping for Safe Products Just Got Easier!
Partner News
Sustainable Living Events
Save the Date


December 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, we wish you all a safe and joyous holiday season and hope you have a wonderful end of your year. May the news and events below bring some additional cheer at this festive time of year.
This Month's FREE E-coupons
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From books to floral arrangements to home goods, and more; our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide is full of awesome offers from local green and healthy businesses, and is sure to have something for everyone. Locally-spun yarn for Mom? Check. Maine-made leather shaving kit for Dad? Check. Gift basket filled with Maine specialty foods for the relatives out-of-state? Check. The hot new best seller for you? Check! Find something for everyone on YOUR list with our Holiday Gift Guide - click here!
Winter Farmers' Markets
Although the temps are dropping and the ground is freezing, you can still enjoy locally-grown food throughout the cold months ahead. Thanks to the many winter farmers' markets popping up throughout the state, we no longer have to wait several long months to buy food and products from our favorite local farms. To find a winter farmers' market near you, click here. And for those of you in the Portland area this Saturday (12/7), be sure to stop by the Portland Farmers' Market's grand opening in their new space at 200 Anderson Street in East Bayside.
Give the Gift of Sustainable Savings!

The SunriseGuide makes a great gift for just about anyone on your holiday shopping list. By introducing people to the best of what's healthy, local and green in Maine AND helping them save money, it's truly a gift that keeps giving all year long. Click here to find out where you can buy them in your area, or visit our Holiday Gift Guide to take advantage of our special "Buy three, they ship for FREE" offer. And while you're at it, pick up a copy for yourself and you can use the coupons to save money on the rest of your holiday shopping!


Employee & Client Gifts

Ask us about our Corporate Gift Program. Save 20-50% when you order ten books or more...and we can even customize your books with your company logo!
Enjoy Efficiency Tax Credits by 12/31
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Efficiency Maine currently offers homeowners a $300 rebate when they purchase a qualifying ENERGY STAR heat pump water heater. These water heaters are also eligible for a $300 federal tax credit which expires on December 31, 2013. Efficiency Maine urges homeowners to explore this new technology now, while the tax credit is still available. Learn more.
Meaningful & Sustainable Holiday Tips
Love the holidays, but could do without all the waste? We've compiled a list of tips for making your holidays a little more meaningful and sustainable at the same time. From creative gift ideas to crafty DIY projects for making an alternative tree to some low-waste suggestions, click here for tons of tips for greening your holiday season.
Shopping for Safe Products Just Got Easier!
The Environmental Working Group has released an app for their Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. Their database is an online guide with safety ratings and toxicity information for more than 78,000 cosmetics and other personal care products. With this new FREE app, shoppers can quickly see a product's Skin Deep score by scanning its barcode with their smartphone. Now, the ability to find the safest products on the shelves is literally in your back pocket! Learn more.
SunriseGuide Partner News

Broadway Gardens recently opened a second location on Route 302 in Westbrook.


We're sad to report that Zuja Wellness in Portland has closed.


Peak Dental

in Falmouth is hosting an Open House on Tues., Dec. 10th from 4:30 - 7 pm. Stop in to learn how "green" and "teeth" go together! Learn more.  



SPACE Gallery is currently showing "Waterfront Visions 2050," an exhibition and symposium addressing the adaptation imposed by sea-level rise on the Portland waterfront and offers design solutions for its future development. Learn more. 


 Happy 25th Anniversary to WERU Community Radio!

Sustainable Living Event Highlights 
This list is just a sampling of the many events happening around Maine. Please visit the Local Events section on our website for even more events.


Maine Outdoor Film Festival

Dec. 5, 7:30-10pm, Empire, Portland


Maine Food Summit

Dec. 6, 8am-4:30pm, University of Maine, Orono


3rd Annual Maine Permaculture Network Gathering & Celebration

Dec. 7, 8:30am-7pm, University of Maine, Orono


Holiday Bazaar

Dec. 7, 10am-3pm, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden


Night Tree Event

Dec. 7, 9am-2pm, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport


Wassailing for Wildlife

Dec. 10, 4-5:30pm, Wells Reserve, Wells


Annual Energy Efficiency & Indoor Air Quality Seminar: Green Buildings & IAQ

Dec. 13, 7:45am-12pm, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta


5th Annual Picnic Holiday Sale

Dec. 15, 11am-6pm, Portland Company Complex, Portland


Eating Healthy for Kids: Kale Chips

Dec. 17, 11:30am, Children's Museum & Theater of Maine, Portland


Winter Lights Bike Toodle with Portland Trails

Dec. 17, 5:30pm, Eastern Prom, Portland


Brunswick Landing - Accelerating an Innovative & Renewable Future with E2Tech

Dec. 19, 7:30-10am, SMCC Midcoast Campus, Brunswick

For a complete list of events, please visit the Local Events section on our website.

Save the Date

73rd Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Jan. 7-9, 9am, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta


Offshore Wind & Tidal Energy Update with E2Tech

Jan. 16, 7:15-10am, USM Wishcamper Center, Portland


Maine Farmers' Market Convention

Jan. 26, 9am, Maple Hill Inn & Conference Center, Hallowell


Climate Solutions: Expo, Rally & Summit

Mar. 12, 10am-6pm, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta

Have a sustainability event we can help you promote? 
Please e-mail us the details.

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SunriseGuide is a resource for learning about, supporting, and living in a healthy and sustainable way in southern and coastal Maine. 

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