October is National Clean Energy Action Month, capping off with Dark Matter Day (a day to celebrate and learn about the invisible part of the universe that can't be directly observed by physics) on October 31—and, Halloween of course! On Energy.gov, we mark the occasion with Energyween—a celebration of energy efficiency tips, tricks and treats to save energy at home as cooler weather lurks just around the corner.
- 📺 Watch a spooky dark matter video from DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and get the 101 on dark matter in DOE Explains and our Shot in the Dark Direct Current episode.
- 🎃Download our energy-themed pumpkin carving patterns.
- 🎧 Listen to a special Halloween episode of "Direct Current: An Energy.gov Podcast" featuring a real-life energy ghostbuster.
- 🍬 Calculate the energy consumption equivalency of your favorite Halloween candy.
- 🦇 Read about some critters lurking in uranium mines.
Energy Tricks and Treats
In honor of our favorite (made-up) holiday, we wanted to let you know how your energy usage stacks up to the energy found in candy and other ghoulish things.Learn More
This Energyween, take a look at the spooky (and not-so-spooky) critters that call the National Labs home.Learn More
Predatory bacteria — bacteria that eat other bacteria — use approaches remarkably similar to much larger organisms as they target their prey.Learn More
Underground surveys shed light on animal populations living in the dark of abandoned mines.Learn More
Tame Your Haunted House
Spooked by the ghosts and goblins of energy inefficiency? In this episode, we talk with Josh Olsen, an “Energy Ghostbuster" from our Weatherizati...Learn More
Some tricks and treats to help make home energy costs less spooky this Halloween season.Learn More
On Halloween, ghosts, ghouls and goblins will emerge to walk the streets -- but an actual terror may already be lurking in your home, leeching off your energy supply.Learn More
Shining a Light on Dark Matter
Now through Halloween, we're highlighting scarily effective ways to save energy -- and money -- at home. Get started with our energy-themed pumpkin...Learn More
Sharing the Fun
- Read an analysis from NOAA on how the climate changes are impacting pumpkins 🎃.
- Download spooky science education activities and frightening smartphone wallpaper 🕷 from NOAA.
- See spooky comets, Halloween celebrations in space, and the ghost 👻 nebula from NASA.
- Learn how to have a safe and healthy Halloween from USDA.
- Discover more about the creatures 🦇 that take flight during all Hallows’ Eve with the Forest Service.
- Find out from the CDC how to keep your eyes safe while dressing up this Halloween.