Native Flags

a participatory Eco-art project by Xavier Cortada

On June 29, 2008, Eco-artist Xavier Cortada planted a green flag at the North Pole to reclaim it for nature.

The project’s conspicuous green flags serve as a catalyst for conversations with neighbors, who will be encouraged to join the effort and help rebuild their native tree canopy one yard at a time.

Learn more about Native Flags and our mission to help restore native habitats for plants and animals in urban areas.

Xavier Cortada, “Native Flags: North Pole,” 2008.

Send us a picture of the native tree and flag you planted! We archive all of the images that get sent to us and post them on our gallery page!

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