The SunriseGuide has released its 2008 edition just in time for gift giving this holiday season. Part handbook, part coupon book, the annual guide for green living in southern Maine contains tips and information on living sustainably as well as more than 200 coupons for healthy and eco-friendly products and services.

The SunriseGuide is available for $20 at local bookstores, natural food stores and other retail outlets. The guide is a perfect green gift idea for those who are interested in reducing their impact on the environment and also supporting local businesses.

The 2008 edition contains 50 percent more coupons than the first edition. Also new this year, are green lodging options including yurts, solar-powered cabins and an ocean-side inn that sources most of its vegetables from its own organic garden. There is also information on cross-country skiing, massages, natural spa treatments, garden centers and much more.

“Maine consumers have more choices than ever for environmentally friendly products and services. New businesses are opening all the time and existing businesses are developing and expanding their lines of green products and services,” said Heather Chandler, owner and publisher of the SunriseGuide.

As demand increases in southern Maine for green products and services, the SunriseGuide helps consumers seek them out. The book is also a helpful filter, with its specific environmental criteria, consumers are assured that the businesses and organizations that appear in the book are truly environmentally friendly.

In addition to a resource guide and coupon sections, the SunriseGuide also contains six chapters of articles that offer tips and ideas for healthy and sustainable living. Topics include food and dining, outdoor living, home and garden, transportation, arts and culture and more.

To find out where to pick up a copy of the SunriseGuide go online to www.thesunriseguide.com.


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