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In 2013, some Energy.gov staffers got together after work to carve energy pumpkins of their own. Watch the time-lapse video above to see them come to life -- and carve your own with our classic energy jack-o-lantern carving stencils. | Video by Matty Greene, Energy Department.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll share our favorites.
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. Use the hashtag #Energyween to share photos of your energy-themed jack-o-lanterns via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email at email@example.com and we'll share our favorites during the week of Halloween.
For full-size PDFs of the patterns, download the patterns here.
Check out our Energyween resource page for some eerily effective tips on saving energy at home. Happy Energyween!