It seems everywhere you look these days you’re reminded of the tense political climate we’re living in. It can be hard to engage with the political environment when the rhetoric is strong; perhaps that’s not your style. But don’t disengage! Now, more than ever, we need people to be active on a local level to help create an environment of informed and active citizens.
Here are five ways you can remain involved, without driving yourself crazy, during a tense political time.
Buy local. Supporting local businesses supports local economies and a healthy local economy supports your neighbors, friends, and family. Buying local also contributes to the social fabric of your community. All of these things support a high quality of life for you and yours.