Takagi means "tall tree" in Japanese: it's an Earth Day metaphor we resonate with strongly, as firm believers in long-term growth mindsets and generational financial planning. As conscientious stewards of the earth, we tend to attract clients who similarly want to explore the convergence of sustainable investing and living, who also work to leave the world a better place than they found it.
We are all aware of the uncertainties and tragedies in the world today. The question of resumed peace talks appears uncertain again, due to recent Russian offensives and continued horrific attacks on Ukraine. Gasoline prices are up 48% from a year ago, which is hitting many consumers, and especially low-income families, with difficult choices every day.
Yet for 52 years, perhaps to reclaim a bit of control over the world's chaos, Americans have observed Earth Day on the 22nd of April. It might be one small way this season to feel like you're contributing something worthwhile. If you have school-aged kids in your life, here are some fun facts and easy Earth Day activities for today or this weekend, to help jumpstart their enthusiasm for protecting the planet.
Spring is a great season for renewal and building healthy habits, so we've also created a "Day of the Week" challenge below. Which day or two might you embrace this week?
Happy Earth Day! T&T team members and their families have celebrated the earth this past year by enjoying hikes, arboretums, and the beach; planting succulents to help with erosion at Pu'u o Kaimuki Mini Park through 808 Cleanups; adopting a mountain apple tree through Trees for Honolulu; volunteering on Tantalus community cleanup days; and getting out of the office for a team-building retreat at Wa'ahila Ridge.