Green Pathways toward
a Sustainable Future
We’re working on a greener future.
Let’s work together. At LCFCC, we have the desire, the perfect setting and opportunity for you to participate in a greener future for generations to come.
Plant Trees and
Plant Hope Today
As a participant in the United Nations Trillion Trees Program, La Cañada Flintridge Country Club kicked off its Plant for the Planet project in 2021 with the goal of planting 300+ trees on and around the club’s property. To date, we’ve registered 237 trees with Plant for the Planet, and raised our planting goal to 500 trees.
Our Plant for the Planet is only one piece of LCFCC’s overall Net-Zero sustainability project for the club. Trees can do a lot, but they can’t solve our climate emergency alone.
Over the next two years, we are working with Ecomotion consultants of Glendale to oversee carbon assessments and lay out a carbon-neutral pathway, including solar panels for all our electric use. The goal? Bring the LCF Country Club to net-zero carbon emissions.
Sponsor A Tree
read about our journey, the successes and challenges we faced. Get inspired to create your own sustainability program.
Sponsored Trees are a beautiful and meaningful gift to Honor a Loved One or Life Event While Expanding the Global Reforestation Initiative.
We hope you are inspired to help us grow our ambitious planting project. Planting and maintaining a tree is expensive. Planting and maintaining 300+ trees is more expensive. Each tree costs us over $250 and requires irrigation, pruning, and care. We invite you, our friends, family, club members, club guests, community, and brides and grooms, to help sponsor this project.
How? By giving to the LCFCC Plant for the Planet project. Celebrate life, the future, and those you love, with the gift of tree sponsorship.
Each tree you sponsor triggers our 15% donation to Eden Reforestation Project, a worthy nonprofit that will multiply your impact and add to the U.N.’s Trillion Tree goal. As of November 2022, we have planted 200+ beautiful trees around the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club’s property and triggered donations in excess of $300 to tree planting initiatives. This season, fall of 2022, we’ll be planting quite a few more native trees, including CA buckeye, CA black walnut, and the imperiled and majestic (as well as hyper-local) Engelmann Oak.
Special Occasion or Just Because
(for a birth, birthday, or other celebration)
(18 trees in honor of a Mitzvah)
(2 trees to commemorate an anniversary)
Family of Trees
(honor family love)
(to honor a loved one)
Garden of Trees
(Multiple trees to honor an event, celebration, or Mother Earth)
*Just Because* Tree
(because trees are the best)
A Forest of Trees
Number of Trees Sponsored
LCF Country Club?
Why at LCFCC? Because we have the space and desire to plant trees. And we want to think globally and act locally for the climate.
Of course, there are many places the world over to plant trees. We’re just a little grove in the bigger forest, but each and every tree we plant represents hope for the future.
When you donate towards LCFCC Plant for the Planet project, you’ll receive a beautiful certificate, your name and dedication on our Grove of Givers website page, and your name on a plaque placed on the golf course with 25 other generous donors.
And your sponsorship of trees at LCFCC triggers our 15% (of your total) donation to two tree-planting nonprofits, one global, the other local.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is LCF Country Club’s Plant for the Planet?
LCF Country Club has a goal of planting up to 300 trees around the golf course and registering them with 1t.org, the Trillion Trees United Nations-led initiative to plant a trillion trees by 2030. Each tree you sponsor triggers our donation of 15% of sponsorship to One Tree Planted and to Good Shade, both worthy nonprofits that multiply your impact and add to the U.N.’s Trillion Tree goal.
Are There Other Ways and Places I Can Plant Trees?
How Much Is It to Sponsor Trees?
- Honor Tree (for a birth, birthday, or other celebration)
- Mitzvah Tree/s (in celebration of a Mitzvah)
- Love Pairing (for couples wishing to commemorate their wedding or anniversary)
- Family of trees (up to ten trees to honor family love)
- Memorial tree/s (to honor a loved one)
- Grove of Trees (ten or more trees to honor an event, celebration, or Mother Earth)
- “Just Because” Tree (because trees are the best)
- Friendship Canopy Tree (for bridesmaids or as a gift to close friends)
Can Anyone, Even a Non-member, Sponsor Trees?
Check our website for a resources page.
How Does It Work?
Can I Pick the Type of Tree to Plant and Visit My Tree at LCFCC?
I Love Trees, Too. How Do I Participate?
How About Something a Little More Heartfelt?
Why Is LCF Country Club Planting Trees?
Is My Sponsorship Tax Deductible?
In What Ways Does Planting Trees Help The Climate Crisis?
With that said, trees and forests do make a substantial contribution towards addressing climate change. U.S. forests and forest products currently capture and store 15% ofU.S carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion each year.
And we are not just talking about big forests in national parks and rural mountain communities. Trees in metropolitan areas and small towns in the U.S. are responsible for almost one-fifth of the country’s annual forest carbon sequestration and storage. These urban and community trees also shade buildings in the summer and block wind in the winter, which reduces the use of air conditioners and heaters—further avoiding carbon emissions. One study from the U.S. Forest Service (Nowak et al. 2017), found that these energy savings equated to a 7.2% reduction in national residential energy use for heating and cooling.
* from 1t.org website
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