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Earth Day Celebration @ all Miami-Dade County Public Schools
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Earth Day Celebration @ all Miami-Dade County Public Schools

4/22/2011 to 4/22/2012
When: Friday, April 22nd, 2011
Earth Day 2011
Where: Miami Dade County Public Schools
All 336 schools
Miami-Dade County, Florida 
United States
Contact: Ana Rijo-Conde, AICP, MDCPS Department of Planning, Design and Sustainability

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Earth Day 2011
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Celebrates Earth Day on April 22, 2011

At its meeting of March 9, 2011 the School Board approved Resolution No. 11-028 proffered by School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, proclaiming April 22, 2011 as Earth Day in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

To mark this special day, Miami-Dade County Public Schools has again partnered with local artist Xavier Cortada on an eco-project that will consist of the planting of a native tree seedling at each school, together with the symbolic posting alongside the seedling of a land reclamation flag designed by the artist. Other partners in this canopy enhancement project include the Miami Science Museum, the Deering Estate at Cutler and the National Association of Counties.

As a companion to the tree planting activities, schools and the community at large can also view a WLRN-produced informational video throughout Earth Week, highlighting the relevance of these activities as a way to increase our community’s tree canopy. The video can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Photos of tree planting activities at the individual schools will also be posted on that link after April 22nd.

For more information on the School District’s Earth Day celebration or the land reclamation project, please call 305-995-7285.

 2004 - 2013


Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 Reclamation Project 



Native Flags

The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

FIU Office of University Sustainabiity
MDC Earth Ethics Institute

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Xavier Cortada