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KIDS | Cool Kids EcoFest 

The last few generations of humanity did a pretty good job of messing up the environment for the rest of us. So it's up to the next generation to learn from our mistakes and start having a more positive impact on our planet. On Saturday, April 13, kids can learn what's cool about green living at the 8th Annual Cool Kids EcoFest, held in The Forum at Genesee Community College (1 College Road, Batavia).

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., kids and adults can get a fun, free, hands-on education in the practices of recycling, eco-living, and sustainability. Outside, in the parking lot and plaza, there will be Pump 'Em Up, a national tire-pressure check program with Dunn Tire; a Mercury Switchout drive-through with AAA; and recycling drives for agricultural plastics, plastic nursery stock, and e-scraps like computers, phones, printers, televisions, wirings, and much more. (In fact, it'll take everything every except for personal or kitchen appliances.) Indoor activities include a book drive for American soldiers, a sneaker recycling drive, and more than 60 eco-vendors with green games, activities, demos, and art exhibitions. There will also be pizza party at 12:30 p.m., and a Wildlife stage show at 1 p.m.

For more information on the EcoFest, call 637-3984 or go to

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