Wind­sor’s Green Team on a mis­sion

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good that you’ve likely seen Kelsie Lane and Alyssa Purvis.

Both are post-sec­ondary stu­dents, both grew up in Wind­sor and both are mem­bers of the Wind­sor Busi­ness En­hance­ment So­ci­ety’s Green Team.

Clean­ing up weeds, spruc­ing up down­town streets and rid­ing around in red tri­cy­cles, Lane and Purvis care about the town they grew up in and are happy to be mak­ing it look a lit­tle bet­ter this spring and sum­mer.

“I’m an En­vi­ron­ment and Sus­tain­able Stud­ies stu­dent, so be­ing out here and do­ing this just kind of goes along with that. In my in­ter­view for the job, I was like ‘this is per­fect for me; it would work so well’,” Lane said.

As for Purvis, see­ing the changes they in­spire is re­ward­ing.

“The wa­ter­front can be hard to tackle be­cause there are a lot of weeds, and just lit­tle things that can be te­dious. You feel like you’ve done it and then you go and the weeds are al- ready grow­ing. It can be hard to keep up. You pick and chose your bat­tles. The most im­por­tant things to get after are mak­ing sure (Ger­rish) Street looks good, go­ing up one side then down an­other,” Purvis said.

The stu­dents are hop­ing peo­ple will alert them to lit­ter and will take time to talk to them about beau­ti­fy­ing the down­town core.

To learn more about the Green Team and what they’re do­ing this sum­mer, visit our Hants’ Faces Fri­day piece at www.hantsjour­

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