JANUARY 2017
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Greetings!

We hope your holiday season was filled with joy, the new year is off to a great start, and that you're enjoying all the beauty winter has to offer. 

We have lots of exciting news and events to share with you in our first newsletter of 2017!


Do you have your 2017 SunriseGuide yet?

The 2017 SunriseGuide is here and it's packed with valuable offers from Maine's favorite (and some soon to be favorite) local businesses. Buy yours today from a local retailer or order online and you'll be finding and saving   at some of Maine's best local businesses --  all year long. 

Did you know you can choose   between print or mobile versions? Get your guide-on-the-go with the mobile edition ($14.95). 

See the full list of book and mobile coupon offers
A handy way to remember to use your SunriseGuide!

Have you ever found yourself wishing you remembered to use more of your coupons to find and save at great local businesses? All those trips to the market, those gifts you bought for loved ones, that massage that you treated yourself to. . . all those potential savings that just slipped your mind. No worries! This year we've come up with an option for you to receive a quick and friendly weekly nudge, highlighting 2-3 offers at time. Sign up for the emails here and maximize your savings throughout the year. You can unsubscribe at any time. 
Cozy into winter with some good reads

Ready to cozy into winter with some good books? We turned to Longfellow Books and Royal River Books for recommendations on hot reads from 2016 having to do with sustainability and the outdoors, healthy eating, and mindfulness. What a list they produced! Read on to find some great books from our sustainable bookshelf to add to your winter reading list. 
27th Annual Maine Home & Remodeling Show

We're excited to be participating in this year's Maine Home & Remodeling Show at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. The event features 180+ exhibitors, an Artisan Marketplace; a Meet the Chefs cooking series with Portland area chefs; and a Seminar Series with topics on a variety of home improvement projects. Show times are Saturday, February 18th, 10am-5pm, and Sunday, February 19th, 10am-4pm Admission is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors age 65 and older; $5 for children age 6-16; children younger than age 6 are free. Look for a special SunriseGuide discount coupon in next month's newsletter . Learn more  here .
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. And we'll be there with books, magazines and the new mobile edition. The first fair is January 28 in Falmouth 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.
Now scheduling winter/spring fundraisers

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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 .
3 question social media survey

Won't you please take a moment to fill out our simple 3 question survey? We are curious to know what our readers would like to hear from us this year, and how you'd like to hear it. Are you a Facebook fiend? A Twitterer? An Instagram junkie? We want to know! 

Follow this link to fill out the survey. It will take just a minute and won't hurt a bit. Thanks!
We're hiring!

Want to help us spread the love? We have openings for an advertising sales & marketing position based  in our Portland office as well as part time regional sales positions open where you can work from home. The successful candidate for each position is an organized, friendly, creative problem solver, with a fire in your belly for reaching your goals. You are passionate about helping Maine's healthy, local and green businesses to grow and prosper and let your inner light shine through your positive attitude (the glass is definitely half full).

Learn more here .

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. 

1/10, 5:30-7:30pm, Portland Club, Portland

1/10, 6:30-8:30pm, Old Orchard Beach High School, Old Orchard Beach

1/10-1/12, varying times , Augusta Civic Center, Augusta
 
1/17, 7:30-10am, Maple Hill Farm Inn & Conference Center, Hallowell
 
1/17, 6 -7:30pm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth

1/24,  12-1pm, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden

1/25, 5 :30pm-6:30pm, Portland Public Library, Portland

1/26, 7-9pm, Frontier Cinema, Brunswick

1/27 1-6pm, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport

1/28, 9:30 am-3:30pm, Maine Coast Waldorf School, Freeport

1/28, 10am-3pm, Falmouth Middle School Cafeteria, Falmouth

1/29, 11am-1pm, the Conant Property (Portland Trails), Westbrook

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!
 
2/3-2/6, various times, all across Maine

2/4,  10am-3pm, South Portland Community Center, South Portland

2/18-2/19,  10am-5pm Sat & 10am-4pm Sun, Cross Insurance Arena, Portland

Home & business energy fair
2/28, 10am-3pm, Naples Town Hall (gym), Naples

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