Dr. Yolanda Banks Anderson
"RBI demonstrates an innovative way forward in the pursuit of environmental justice, climate justice and sustainable land ownership. It is a model which needs to be widely replicated."
Dr. David W. Orr
"The Rural Beacon Initiative stands at the crossroads where issues of economic justice, land stewardship, and climate change converge. RBI's methods are practical, grounded in a historic place but its vision is in that great prophetic tradition extending from Isaiah through Martin Luther King and beyond."
"RBI's Free Union Farm ushers in a new generation of stewardship. With this project, we can inspire a new approach to agriculture - one that honors a legacy of freedom and sovereignty, and lets that legacy lead us into a new future of care for people, land and community."
"Rural Beacon's mission of culturally and ancestrally sensitive sustainability practices presents an exciting goal for the future of energy, agriculture, and infrastructure development. It is critical we re-center rural, Black and Indigenous, and Southern communities in climate and environmental work; RBI has set forth a vision to do that."