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Happy Fall! We hope you have a month full of leaf-peeping, apple-picking, pumpkin carving, cider-donut eating, and corn-maze wandering to look forward to. If you're looking for more, this month's e-news is full of awesome events and exciting updates, from free local lunch to savings on tree care to the latest HOMES magazine. Check it out!
This Month's E-Coupons
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20% off tree services OR free custom paddle.
It's here! 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. With the latest on whole house heating with heat pumps, the growing charging infrastructure for electric cars, passive house design, and more, this issue is not to be missed.

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!
Feeding the 5000 - free lunch this Friday!
On Friday, October 7, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., a coalition of organizations will be hosting Feeding the 5,000, a free, delicious, community meal for thousands of people, sourced entirely from locally gleaned, fresh food that would have otherwise been wasted. This event is designed to increase awareness about address solutions to the tragic amount of food being wasted in our community. In addition to the free meal, the event will demonstrate solutions, and feature high-profile speakers and chefs on the main stage to teach and inspire us to take action. Follow this link for more information.

This event is hosted by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, Healthy Acadia, Cumberland County Food Security Council, Feedback, and The Rockefeller Foundation with leadership from the Portland Food-Co-op; Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, The Locker Project, Maine Farmland Trust, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Good Shepherd Food Bank, The City of Portland, and many more!
9th Annual Indie Biz Awards This Week!
The 2016 Indie Biz Awards take place this Thursday, October 6th, from 6-9 pm at Portland House of Music & Events. Join us for this extraordinary celebration of local businesses and what makes Portland unique. There will be live music by Saved & Sound, live & silent auctions and of course, lots of food and drink from Portland's best. Join us as we celebrate all of the nominees, including our friends at Portland Food Co-op, Birth Roots, Green Clean Maine, ReVision Energy, Vinland, Portland Trails, the Holy Donut, and WMPG.

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!
Three months left to use your coupons! Where are YOU going to save?
We get it. You tuck away your SunriseGuide in your glove compartment for easy access, and despite best intentions, you forget to pull it out as much as you'd like. (Or maybe your forgot to save the icon for your mobile version to your home screen? Here's a reminder on how to do so.) Well, we're here with a friendly reminder that now's a great time to use those 2016 coupons! 

Your 2016 SunriseGuide is full of gems in every section. A few favorites (out of many!):
Enjoy your fall, and enjoy your savings!
Now scheduling fall fundraisers
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 '17, 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.  
SunriseGuide Partner News

BamBam Bakery recently celebrated their 5th anniversary! 

Gather is now offering heat-and-eat take-home meals. Enjoy farm-fresh eating even when you're too busy to cook!

Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Krous of Lotus Family Practice for being named Young Physician of the Year by the Maine Osteopathic Association.

We are sad to say that Back Bay Bicycle has closed.

Maine Audubon at Gisland Farm in Falmouth has a new EV charging station! Check out the details here

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El Rayo Taqueria's new Portland location at 26 Free Street is now open for breakfast and lunch!

Celebrate National Co-op Month with local favorites like the  Portland Food Co-op , Local Sprouts , Good Tern Natural Foods and  Rising Tide Community Market

Can you help the Portland Food Co-op reach their goal of 50 new member-owners by the end of October? Read 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.

10/5, 6:30-8:30pm, Maine College of Art, Portland

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

10/6, 7-10pm, Frontier Cinema, Brunswick

10/7, 11am-4pm, Monument Square, Portland

10/12, 5:30-8pm, 58 Fore Street Building #2, Portland

10/15, 9am-2pm, 224 Anderson Street, Portland

10/15, all day, 3 homes around the state

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

10/19, 9am-5:30pm, Thomas College, Waterville

10/19, 5-8pm, Wallingford Fruit House, Auburn

10/20, 4:30-6pm, Western Cemetery, Portland

10/20, 7:15-10am, Congregation Bet Ha'am, South Portland

10/20, 6:30-8:30pm, Center for Ecology Based Economy, Norway

10/27, 5:30-8:30pm, Cellardoor at the Point, Portland

10/27, 6:30-8:30pm, The Resilience Hub, Portland

10/27, 6:30-9pm, Portland House of Music & Events, Portland

10/27, 6-8pm, 1 Diamond Street Coffee by Design, 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 Harvest Festival
11/19, 10am-4pm, Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

2017 SunriseGuide Releases!
11/18, release party TBD

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