Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Energy Dept.: Carve a Windmill or Solar Panel Into Your Halloween Pumpkin

Green energy is going orange for Halloween, as the U.S. Energy Department offers downloadable pumpkin-carving patterns on its website. The "Energy-ween" designs include a windmill, solar panel, and compact fluorescent light bulb. “As the fall weather continues to cool, you’re probably already thinking of ways to save energy and maximize efficiency inside your home,” wrote April Saylor, a Digital Outreach Strategist for the Energy Department, in a recent blog post. “But if you’re looking for a way to ‘energize’ the neighborhood this Halloween (and have a little fun while you’re at it), we’ve put together a few pumpkin-carving patterns with an energy twist.” The blog encourages Americans to “geek out on your pumpkins,” as a way of promoting National Energy Action Month, designated by President Barack Obama on Oct. 1...more

Just what we need:  political pumpkins.

Think I'll have my grand kids carve smokestacks into theirs. 

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