E.L. Crossley was once again in the green spotlight last week as the environmental club received funding from the Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds Program.

This will be the third straight year the school received funding from the program, with this years total bringing the total to nearly $8,000.

Head of Science, Sharon Keller, said the students who are graduating from the club and from the school, have left behind a legacy of native trees, outdoor classrooms, bottle filling stations, and their recently launched Memorial Garden Naturalization Project.

We’re very fortunate to have so many students wanting to make an impact,” Principal Ed Goerzen said. “The kids get committed to these projects and it makes for a better community in the long run.”

Goerzen states that the credit behind the green movement relies heavily on Keller, an underrated member of the town.

“The amount of time and effort she puts into environmental program is amazing. I don’t want to take away from the kids because they are doing it as well, but Sharon is leaving a lasting legacy through her efforts that can be seen around the school.”