106: Simple Choices Make a Big Difference: How To Become More Eco-Friendly with Crystal DiMiceli


You don’t have to upend your life to make animal and environmentally friendly choices. 

Topics like climate change and deforestation can be really overwhelming to think about. After all, how much of a difference can one person really make? The truth is, we need everyone’s effort. Taking steps to be more environmentally friendly will make an impact. Every small action adds up to big changes.

In this episode of the Leading Lady podcast, Crystal DiMiceli joined me to talk about how we can make a difference in our environment even with the tiniest of changes. 

Crystal was that little girl who loved animals and brought home strays whenever her parents would allow it (that may still be her M.O.!). She was that teenager who watched a show about pollution and vowed to stop it when she grew up. But, she’s also that woman that loves to travel to far-off places on fossil fuel-guzzling airplanes while wearing leather shoes. 

She may not be the perfect example of how to do eco- and animal-friendly 100% “right”, but she makes every effort possible. She does her research, makes conscious choices, and listens to both sides of the aisle. She wants to bring attention to the good things that are happening so that we can elevate and scale up these acts so that they, ideally, become the norm. She understands that nothing is black and white, there are many shades of grey. Although, she prefers to say many shades of green. 

Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, her biggest desire is to help people make practical choices for a healthier and more humane world. In the past 20 years, she’s worked for the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and National Geographic. 

She is presently the producer and host of the podcast, Forces for Nature, where she interviews people who are doing great things for animals and the environment. Originally from New York and having lived in Latin America for the past nine years, she currently lives in Rome, Italy with her husband and two crazy cats.

In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 

  • Why being more eco-friendly doesn’t have to upend your life
  • How small actions in the right direction can make such a difference
  • Why the world deserves to be protected
  • How you don’t need to be perfect to make an impact
  • Small choices we can all make to be more eco-friendly

Crystal has so much passion for our planet and helping it heal. She made a great point that there is so much magic in the world and it is our job to do whatever we can to protect that magic and keep our planet healthy for generations to come. 

If you’re ready to start making a change and be more environmentally friendly in your day-to-day life, make sure you check out Crystal’s free guide. Becoming a Force for Nature is full of things you can do or choices you can make, things you can change in your home, how to travel more sustainably, and so much more. 

Resources Mentioned: 

Visit Crystals website

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Becoming a Force for Nature free guide

Listen to the Forces For Nature podcast

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