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Forget dumpster diving. Students from two schools will instead participate in a dumpster mural design contest to celebrate Earth Day at the Fashion Outlets Mall in Niagara Falls. Students from Charter Middle School for Applied Technologies in Buffalo and Tonawanda High School will create designs to demonstrate their vision of Earth Day and the design will be displayed o…

Old computers, cellphones, televisions and other recyclable electronics will be collected from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant, 2995 River Road. The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has partnered with the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant to offer the no-cost collection event for the past eight years. Local manufacturer Grief joined …

Art

The computer you got rid of last year or the hefty phone book you recycle immediately when it arrives on your porch might show up in a shop window this month, as part of an eco-friendly public art initiative being launched Friday. The Green City Window project, according to Sharon Linstedt, a spokesperson for Mayor Byron W. Brown’s office, will transform the front windo…

Family

It is time to celebrate nature at its finest. Here are a few ideas sure to please everyone in the family, especially the kiddos. The Spring Nature Festival at Chestnut Ridge Park (6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park) will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23. The family themed event includes live animal demonstrations, archery lessons for kids and ecolog…