Erick Padilla

PLNU Sustainable Superstars SUMMER 20

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 105 This Week
  • 796 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    spent exercising
  • up to
    being mindful
  • up to
    of additional sleep

Erick's Actions


Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 60 minute(s) each day.




I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.



Healthy Sleep

Effectively working for sustainability requires self care! I will commit to getting 300 more minute(s) of sleep each night to achieve at least 7 hours per night.



More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 3 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.



Drive Less

I will cut my car trip mileage by only taking necessary trips.



Conduct Virtual Meetings

I will not travel for meetings and will instead conduct them virtually.




I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 20 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.



Turn it off

I will keep lights, electronics, and appliances turned off when not using them.



Heat and Cool Naturally

I will naturally heat and cool my house, office, or dorm room by opening or closing my windows, curtains, and blinds, and by using fans.



  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Erick Padilla 5/26/2020 2:06 PM
    After spending two months of not working and just focusing on school. I have used my time in investing more in myself. My main focus is myself as there are so many thing I want to do, reflecting on myself in what I want to accomplish before the end of the year. I have been meditating and I've personally enjoyed the quiet time. Overall, just focus in new goals I want before the end of the year.  

  • Erick Padilla 5/26/2020 2:02 PM
    So i just went back to work on Saturday, this gives this ecochallenge a more of a challenge since I have been working full-shifts. Factors that will make it challenging can be things like not having enough time for me to relax or do what I want to do for my free time or any outdoor activities since my body is going to readjust to having a busy schedule all over again. Its definitely gives it more of a challenge and I honestly looking forward to do this ecochallenge with the economy coming back to normal.  

    • Coral McDuffee 5/26/2020 3:58 PM
      Hey Erick. Going back to a busy schedule must be difficult. I'm still UI but I know it's about time for me to start doing the same. I am a little bit anxious about getting back to my schedule.  

  • Erick Padilla 5/22/2020 10:38 AM
    My ecochallenege is going well so far. I see that I tend to do more of some challenges than others. I enjoy the topic I chose, their interesting and fun to do.
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Turn it off
    How is electricity generated where you live? How does it impact the environment, animals, and humans?

    Erick Padilla 5/17/2020 4:36 PM
    Electricity is generated electrically. However, do to been hot in the middle of the days, we tend to use what we need to and open doors to let fresh air come inside the house. The way it impacts my house environment is by making us go outside to get fresh air. 

    • Professor Morrell 5/18/2020 1:23 PM
      Erick, we will go over this in Week 5 - but look to see where the source of your power is coming from - go to the SDG&E website and check!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Exercise Daily
    How can you incorporate other personal values (like quality time with friends or spending time in nature) into your exercise routine?

    Erick Padilla 5/17/2020 4:21 PM
    I tend to go to my backyard to do my workouts. To me, it has the perfect nature view since I look at my fig tree as it relaxes me and makes concentrate on myself. Once I am done with my workout, the simple stuff along with the breeze is what makes working-out outside better.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Drive Less
    How has your access to various kinds of transportation throughout your life influenced your current attitudes about transportation and your transportation behavior?

    Erick Padilla 5/15/2020 9:45 PM
    With the COVID-19 going on, it is easy to not drive since I am technically staying at home. Which mean I only use the car to go to the store when need to which is only a mile away from my house. Other than that I just walk to not use my car. I feel more relax not using my car since Im not in a rush to get to any places due to the fact that they closed.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

    Erick Padilla 5/15/2020 3:53 PM
    When I sleep my seven hours, I have notice that I wake up with more energy. Not to mention that as an early bird person that enjoys waking up at around 6 or 7 in the morning. I am able to enjoy the day with a morning workout or start it of with walking my dogs. The way I would shift my sleeping hours is depending the time I go to sleep. I normally go to sleep anywhere from 11pm-1am but at the same time make sure I get my full 7 hours.
  • Reflection Question
    Transportation Conduct Virtual Meetings
    How can you ensure that your virtual meetings honor your values and your company's culture?

    Erick Padilla 5/14/2020 10:17 PM
    I normally ask everyone how they are doing. We set a time and a date first on when to meet since other people may have work still or something going on. That way we respect each others times and value each of my classmates that want to part of the virtual meeting.
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

    Erick Padilla 5/14/2020 8:18 PM
    Practicing gratitude keeps one centered and motivated for the reason you not only reflect in yourself but at the same time look around towards that have made an impact in your life. Praying is a good example since when we pray, we thank for those that have come across our paths. It makes it a better world because you just never know what the person next to you might have an impact in your life.