Georgia Governor proclaims September Balloon Month

For a decade, Maxine Burton, president and founder, and Bob Burton, CEO, of burton + BURTON® have spearheaded the initiative to draw attention to “Balloon Month” in the State of Georgia via a balloon proclamation issued by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. International Balloon Month seeks to raise awareness of the joy of balloons as well as to spotlight the economic impact the multi-billion dollar balloon industry has on the state of Georgia and the world.

The theme for this year’s International Balloon Month is Green Comes in Every Color. This concept is focused on the industry’s collective commitment to promote wise, responsible decisions regarding balloons, thereby protecting the environment. Join the challenge and take the pledge so that balloons can be enjoyed for generations to come.

The #BeBalloonSmart pledge follows The Balloon Council’s motto “Don’t let go: Inflate. Weight. Enjoy.” and includes these practices:

  • Do not release any balloons into the air–they can become tangled in power lines and turn into litter.

  • Keep balloons secured with a string and tied to a weight.

  • Children with balloons should always be monitored. Children under eight (8) years of age can

    choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons.

  • When finished with balloons, pop them and properly dispose of them.

  • Despite the funny voice helium can give you, it should never be inhaled.

    For more information, visit for updates and special promotions offered by The Balloon Council.

Originally posted Thursday, Sep. 5, 2019