For our communities to thrive, we all need to contribute.

I performed one civic act today.

Will you?

What is a civic act?

Intentional action, requiring effort or resources, to participate in the life of a community. It aims to make a difference in improving conditions for others or to shape the future of a community.

And it embraces the fact that all persons are created equal and are endowed with certain unalienable rights, including the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

How to act

Volunteer

Help make your community, your country or even the world a better place. You’ll meet great people along the way.

Raise Your Civic Engagement

Vote in every election – even the local ones – connect with your representatives, and speak up. Maybe even run for office.

Be an Activist

Fight for what you believe in. (But don’t take “fight” literally.)

Give back

Donate to worthy causes. A little goes a long way.

Ready to get started?

Don’t feel helpless or that you don’t have enough time. Civic engagement starts with a single act. I’m here to help you plan your civic engagement, focus on what you believe in, commit to a plan of action, and take that first act. Sign up for my free PDF on “How you can raise your civic engagement with one civic act.”

Live well & work well

Small changes to our own habits at home and at work can make a big difference in the life and wellbeing of our communities.

Hi, I’m Larry

How did this start? I embarked on a journey in 2017 to perform one civic act per day, every day, for four years. It’s been an eye-opening process for me as I’ve stumbled through municipal meetings, met a host of interesting organizations and civic leaders, and taken deep dives on issues that affect my community. The feedback I’ve received from people I’ve never met has encouraged me to help others who want to change their own approach to civic engagement.

Want to join in?

What I’ve been up to…

I try to blog every day about my civic acts

Boston Ferments

I went to the Boston Fermentation Festival this morning to learn more about some specialized fermentation techniques. Perhaps, koji isn’t so specialized actually as the talk I attended was filled with people who seemed pretty sophisticated with their own koji already. There was another talk that I was really interested in as well, on “Fermenting [...]

Raise the minimum wage

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, the same as it’s been for the past decade. Many states don’t believe that’s enough to live on, so they’ve raised their own minimum wages. For Congress, though, the issue has been political dynamite (well, at least a cherry bomb). A careful consideration of the evidence shows [...]

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How you can raise your civic engagement one civic act at a time

Don’t feel helpless or that you don’t have enough time. Civic engagement starts with a single act. I’m here to help you focus on what you believe in, commit to a plan of action and take that first act.

Sign up for my free PDF on “How you can raise your civic engagement with one civic act.”

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