Program Advisor

Cathy Procopio began her eco-career in 2007 as a parent volunteer at Hughes Middle School in Long Beach. Together with her Green Team, Cathy developed an eco-mission for the school and began campus waste reduction, sustainable landscaping, environmental education, and a calendar of green community service projects. In 2011 she was named the Press Telegram Amazing Woman — Environmentalist of the Year, and in 2012 Hughes was awarded the Green Ribbon School Award. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, a chihuahua, and a menagerie of other pets left behind by her daughter who is in college in Chicago.