Native Flags


The Project Flag:  The North Pole Project

Native Flags
North Pole Project Flag


The North Pole project's green flag (left) was designed by Xavier Cortada.  He chose to depict a mangrove leaf as the universal design.

Purchase a 2' x 3' project flag online for $9.95 (plus S & H) by clicking on the Buy Now button to the left.



 (Note: Non-local participants should consult with their local native plant societies and/or nurseries for the proper selection and purchase of trees native to their community.)


Purchase the project's  2 ft x  3 ft green flag with white logo (see image above) for $9.95 plus shipping and handling.


For more information about Native Flags, please visit

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Native Flags originated in South Florida as an urban reforestation eco-art project. It was launched at the Miami Science Museum on October 4, 2007.

Native Flags is a participatory eco-art project created by Miami artist Xavier Cortada to help restore native habitats for plants and animals across South Florida. 

This urban reforestation effort is presented through The Reclamation Project at the Miami Science Museum.  Please visit  exhibit at museum (3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL) to see the project's twelve native tree species and their respective flags


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Xavier Cortada's work has been shown across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Antarctica and locally in the Miami Art Museum, the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium and the Bass Museum of Art. The Miami artist has been commissioned to create art for the White House, the Florida Supreme Court, Miami City Hall, the Museum of Florida History and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Cortada's work is also in the permanent collection of The World Bank.

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