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Buffalo Mayor proclaims April Earth Month

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is urging city residents to recognize Earth Day today. He proclaimed April to be "Earth Month," and the city has been providing activities and events all month long to help the community identify ways that they can improve the environment at home and beyond. One focus has been in teaching students the importance of preserving the environment for future generations. Kelly Baudo, the Director of Science for the Buffalo Public Schools, explains that earth-friendly lessons span a variety of activities.

"We also have many events going on in the schools, including different recycling programs, different community and school clean-up programs. Some of our students that are currently growing flowers during their life science curriculum will be planting them later on throughout the school year."

The mayor noted that Buffalo has seen a significant rise in its recycling rate, an area where the city has lagged behind other parts of the country.

The city is promoting a full Earth Month of activities that extend into May. A full listing can be found at city-buffalo.com.