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What a glorious October for leaf peeping-corn mazing-pumpkin carving-apple picking-cider making-donut eating-yard projects-hiking and more! We hope you've had time to partake in the sights, smells, tastes and joys of the season. There's still plenty of time left to enjoy them.

Read on for some great news & events you won't want to miss! 
Green & Healthy Maine HOMES Fall/Winter issue
The fall/winter edition of the Green & Healthy Maine Homes magazine is now available. A resource for Mainers interested in creating healthy, efficient and sustainable home environments, our goal is to inspire higher performing Maine homes that are as healthy for the people who live in them as they are for the planet. From energy audits to air sealing, solar panels to heat pumps, electric vehicles to urban homesteading, we explore the options and show you how they're being implemented in Maine.

Find Green & Healthy Maine Homes at a newsstands statewide or check out the digital edition here. And if you'd like to be kept in the loop about the latest news & events, be sure to like Green & Healthy Maine Homes on Facebook.

Subscribe today and never miss an issue!

Your lawn loves fall too
It may seem counter intuitive, but fall is the perfect time to get a jump start on a healthy 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. Read the full article here.
We are hiring!
Are you passionate about a healthy, sustainable lifestyle? Skilled in sales & marketing? Looking for a new opportunity as part of a small, innovative and entrepreneurial team? Then we'd love to talk to you. We have two exciting full time openings in our Portland office for an Advertising sales & marketing professional and a Sustainable business marketing & design professional. Learn more and find out how to submit your application.
Now scheduling fall fundraisers
Live Green. Raise Green. The sustainable way to fundraise.
Do you know a school group, sports team or faith group that is looking for a unique, profitable, locally-supporting fundraiser this fall? 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 '16, sports team, arts group, Project Graduation, booster club, environmental club, special trip, projects, and more! There are no funds required upfront and your group earns up to $10 on each book sold! Learn more here.  
8th Annual Indie Biz Awards this week
The 2015 Indie Biz Awards take place this Thursday, October 22nd, from 6-9 pm at Port City Music Hall. Join us for this extraordinary celebration of local businesses and what makes Portland unique. There will be live music by Samuel James, live & silent auctions and of course, lots of food and drink from Portland's best. We are proud and honored to have been nominated for the Environmental Hero award. Join us as we celebrate all of the nominees.

The Indie Biz Awards recognize leaders among Portland's vibrant independent businesses and community organizations, showcasing the impact that independently owned businesses have on Greater Portland and the state of Maine. The event is FREE, and we hope to see you there!
Partner News
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Allagash Brewing & Baxter Brewing both won medals at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival!
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                        Greenlight Studio reopened this month and now serves food!

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Congratulations to GrandyOats and The Holy Donut on
their Next Awards!

Concord Coach Lines is adding a direct route to New York City starting November 2nd!  

      Soma Massage & Wellness is celebrating 10 years!

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.

Four Season Farming
10/20, 9:30am-3:30pm, Point Lookout Farm, Northport

Community Solutions to a Changing Climate, the GrowSmart Maine Annual Meeting
10/20, 9am-6pm, Pepperell Center, Biddeford

2015 Indie Biz Awards
10/22, 6pm-9pm, Port City Music Hall, Portland

Solar Powering Your Community Workshop: Midcoast Maine
10/23, 10am-3pm, Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta

Native Seed Sowing Workshop
10/24, 9am-noon, Gilsand Farm, Falmouth

Course: Change Is Our Choice, Creating & Leading Climate Change Solutions
10/28, 7pm-8:30pm, Allen Avenue Universalist Unitarian Church, 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!

Celebrate Sustainability in Portland
11/4, 5:30pm-7pm, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Portland

2015 Island Energy Conference
11/5-11/7, Events all day, Congregation Bet Ha'am, Portland

8th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival
11/7, 4pm-8:15pm, Abromson Center, Portland

Maine Harvest Festival
11/14-11/15, 10am-4pm, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor 

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