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Monica Padilla

SBVC Human Ecology

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 151 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    2.1
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    110
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    79
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Monica's Actions

Food

Weekly Meal Planning

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu, only buying the ingredients I need.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Limit Social Media

I will limit my social media use to once each day reducing my daily use by 30 minute(s)

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Energy

Turn it off

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Brush My Teeth Without Running Water

I will save up to 8 gallons (30 L) of water each day by turning it off while brushing my teeth.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Water 5-Minute Showers
    Name some of the human activities impacting the health of water systems, both locally (your watershed) and globally (freshwater and oceans). What can you do to improve the health of water systems?

    Monica Padilla's avatar
    Monica Padilla 5/11/2022 8:50 PM
    Some of the humans activities that impact the health of water would be the disposing of plastic. Recycling correctly and pick up any plastic bags or any type of trash littering around oceans, rivers, lake etc.

    • Mohammad Abdallah's avatar
      Mohammad Abdallah 5/13/2022 11:48 PM
      a hundred percent correct Monica plastics are so bad on almost all levels and they negatively impact the health of water systems, but I believe that preventing all this plastic from becoming waste and creating such a huge problem is more important than recycling and that cutting and reducing single-use plastic would be one way to have healthy water systems locally and globally.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Limit Social Media
    Social media can keep us connected with loved ones, make us laugh, and help us to learn new things. It can also create echo chambers and take more time than we realize or intend to give. After completing this action for a few days, how do you feel? What do you notice?

    Monica Padilla's avatar
    Monica Padilla 4/21/2022 12:53 PM
    there has been a change in my time management i used that time i used to spend in social media on homework


    • Yvette Renteria-Arreola's avatar
      Yvette Renteria-Arreola 4/22/2022 3:41 AM
      Hi Monica, it is great to hear that you have been able to have more time for homework and that your time management has improved. Social media does take time from us, I especially have experienced this as well. But, when one is able to disconnect from social media and do other things with that time, it makes one feel better:).
  • Reflection Question
    Food Weekly Meal Planning
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four in the US spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money?

    Monica Padilla's avatar
    Monica Padilla 4/10/2022 7:46 PM
    To be honest It does surprise me that people spend a lot of money and then throw out the food because today everything is expensive and i rather save money to pay rent or gas because that is expensive as well.

    • haidee rodriguez's avatar
      haidee rodriguez 4/11/2022 7:08 PM
      Hi Monica, I agree with you it doesn't surprise me either that family's are spending that amount of money on food that just went to waste. I've been living on my own with roommates for a couple years now and when we buy groceries its hard to consume everything before the expiration date because we all like different things. For example one thing that we usually almost never finish before the expiration date is the milk. I personally have struggled trying to find the right balance when shopping for groceries and its no easy task.