Using purple to stay green

<strong>Photo by Cory Bilicko/Signal Tribune</strong>

Photo by Cory Bilicko/Signal Tribune

A line of recyling bins sits outside Hughes Middle School Thursday afternoon, ready to be emptied. The school, along with its next-door neighbor, Longfellow Middle School, was among the winners in the Keep California Beautiful California K-12 Schools Recycling Challenge competition earlier this year. The two Bixby Knolls campuses also host free e-waste collection and document shredding events for the public, and, last March, students in Hughes’ environmentally active Green Team produced a four-minute public-service announcement about urban runoff, its causes, and ways to prevent it.

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