MARCH 2017
Greetings!

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Spring is right around the corner and we're getting a head start on celebrating the season. With some scenic hikes to help you enjoy the fresh air, great tips for spring cleaning, and plenty of events happening around Maine, we hope this newsletter puts a little "spring" in your step and adds to your enjoyment of the longer, warmer days that WILL be here soon!


Ten short hikes with big views

Feeling pumped to get out and about and enjoy the fresh spring air that is soon headed our way? Here are some accessible and beautiful hikes that will help you do just that. Most are within an hour of Portland, and all are kid-friendly. Enjoy!
Threads of Hope offering 
FREE up-cycling classes

Threads of Hope thrift store in Freeport is offering a series of free "up-cycling" classes. As you clean out your closets this spring, you can give life to your old clothes and discarded items - from t-shirt bags to tea-cup candles. See the full schedule of classes and register here
Giveaways galore

We've been having some great giveaways on our Facebook page lately. . . including gift certificates for massages, smoothies, local food, kids' activities, tickets to the Portland Museum of Science, and more. We'll continue these throughout the year, so be sure to like our page so you don't miss the opportunity to win big! 
Spring cleaning time!

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As spring approaches, you're probably thinking about some cleaning and home improvement projects you'd like to check off your list. Let the SunriseGuide help! You'll find great savings to help you get the job done, and since they're all eco-friendly options, you can have a clean house AND a clean conscience. 

Start with Maine Hardware or Coastal Ace Hardware to find all you'll need to spiffy things up. Save on sustainable living products and equipment rental at Ace and enjoy multiple great discounts (and a free t-shirt!) at Maine Hardware. 

Dreaming of lush summer gardens and lawns? It's not too early to start planning! Broadway Gardens and O'Donal's Nurseries will help you prep the garden of your dreams. They both offer multiple coupons, so you can keep up your planting--and your savings--as the seasons roll on. 

Prefer hiring a professional to DIY? The SunriseGuide has you covered, inside and out! Certified arborist Ethan Niederer will take care of your tree work, while Green Clean Maine scrubs your house top to bottom. Not only will you be left with a tidy yard and house, with discounts of 10-15% on these services, you'll have some extra cash to boot. 

Have fun this Spring - and remember to check your SunriseGuide to see how we can help! 
 
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Home & 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. The next fair is March 18th in Waterville 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.
Schedule your spring fundraiser today!

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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 '17 or '18, 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
SunriseGuide Partner News


Congratulations on the one-year anniversary of Winds of Harmony Wellness Center !




Coffee by Design has a NEW look! Check it out... 
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. 

3/9, 6:00-8:00pm, Scarborough High School, Scarborough

3/9, 7-8:30pm, Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm, Falmouth

3/10, 7:30-9pm, Frontier Cinema, Brunswick
 
3/12, 10am-12pm , The Resilience Hub, Portland

3/14, 5:30-8pm, Portland

3/15, 5:30-7pm, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick

3/16, 5:30-7pm, Cloudport, Portland

3/18 10am-3pm, Colby College, Waterville

3/18, 11am-3pm, Fork Food Lab, Portland
 
3/21, 4:30-7pm, Good Tern Co-op, Rockland

3/24, 7:30-11:30am, Maple Hill Farm Inn, Hallowell

3/25, 2-3pm, LL Bean, Freeport

3/25-26, all weekend (especially Sunday), various locations around the state

3/30, 6-8pm, Morse High School, Bath

3/30, 7:30am-4pm, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta

3/30,  6-8:30pm, The Resilience Hub, 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!
 
4/1,  10am-3pm, Auburn Community Center, Auburn

4/4, 8am-1pm, Augusta State House, Augusta

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

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

4/22, 12-5pm, Boston Common, Boston, MA

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

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