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"Energize" Your Neighborhood with Energy-Themed Pumpkins

October 18, 2013 - 11:06am

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To commemorate National Energy Action Month, we’re featuring some scarily effective ways to save energy at home. As cooler weather lurks around the corner, tune in to energy.gov throughout the month of October for ways to save energy and money -- and avoid cold weather terrors like energy vampires. We also put together some energy-themed pumpkin patterns to help “energize” your neighborhood for Halloween. Send us photos of your energy-themed jack-o-lanterns via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email at newmedia@hq.doe.gov and we'll share our favorites during the week of Halloween.

October is National Energy Action Month -- so while you’re stocking up on pumpkins, fall sweaters and Halloween candy, it's also a great time to think about actions you can take to save energy and money at home.

Need help getting started? Check out our infographic on home energy audits, the first step to saving energy and money at home. EnergySaver.gov has even more great tips on how to increase your savings while getting ready for cooler weather.

Meanwhile, show off your energy smarts with our library of “Energyween” pumpkin carving patterns. Just print, cut out the dark parts on the patterns, trace onto your pumpkins, carve and enjoy! Better yet, use your imagination and design your own energy-themed pumpkin. Send us photos of your energy-themed jack-o-lanterns via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email at newmedia@hq.doe.gov and we'll share our favorites during the week of Halloween.

For full-size PDFs of the patterns, download the patterns here.

Check back next week for some eerily effective tips on saving energy at home. Happy Energyween!

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