“I’d like to congratulate the Mother Earth Project on its growth in just two years in advancing stewardship and sustainability. Each of us must do our part to protect our environment, and the Mother Earth Project has worked to build a community through its Instagram account, @HumansofMotherEarth, for people across the globe to take action and find common ground. From recycling to conserving energy and reducing our individual carbon footprints, your work has helped spark action and ideas for a more sustainable world. Your Mother Earth sculptures around the world will continue that work as a gathering point to further these important conversations. And by working with students, you can help inspire future generations of environmental leaders.” – United States Senator Chris Van Hollen

“I would like to congratulate Barton, his whole family and everybody else who is engaged in this project because it’s important and I am so excited that you are taking Mother Earth to Cameroon soon because we love Cameroon and I am really excited that this country is part of the story. I know that the Mother Earth Project is going to spread and spread and spread!” – Mary Barton-Dock, World Bank Director in Haiti, former Director of Environment and Climate Change

“Barton, we want to salute you, your family, and the Mother Earth Project. We need more and more people around the world and this country [US] to believe in projects like the Mother Earth Project.  This is a spectacular work of art [Mother Earth]. It is beautiful for the waterfront [Washington, DC] and it is really meaningful for me. As a small boy, I would look out onto Lake Michigan like this sculpture looks out onto the Potomac River. Both rivers were once very polluted, but now thankfully they are much cleaner.” – Glenn Prickett, Nature Conservancy Chief External Affairs Officer

“I am always trying to help inspire Somerset’s green oriented citizens like the Rubenstein family to become actively engaged in these projects.  It gives me great pride that the Rubenstein family resides in Somerset and that this project and this sculpture were  born in our Town.  I salute Barton, Shereen, Benjamin, Sabrina and Ari for their magnificent efforts and the inspiration they have permanently provided.  Their work will have benefits all over the world!” – Chevy Chase, Maryland Town of Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin

“Any time you can combine art with our love of mother earth, it is a pretty sweet thing, and this [Mother Earth sculpture] is a pretty sweet thing!” Montgomery County, Maryland Councilmember Roger Berliner

“It is such a dark time for America and for the planet. Your work [MEP] is an inspiration for us.” – MEP supporter

“India will win the Mother Earth Project award [sculpture].” – Vaghela Vishal, Cricket Umpire in India

“I want to congratulate you on and thank you for this remarkable work [Mother Earth].  My family and I were admiring it last weekend, and it is a stunning addition to the waterfront.  What an inspiration!” – Bryan Garman, Head of Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC

“Mother Earth is my new favorite sculpture!” – Instagram follower

“Thanks you so much for bringing the Mother Earth Project to campus. Our students really enjoyed engaging with your project, and thinking about how they, as individuals, are protecting the environment. Thanks!” – American University Office of Sustainability

“I just wanted to say that I LOVE your organization and am SO proud to see how much it has grown over the year! It’s so exciting! I truly look forward to your [Instagram] posts and am so honored that my club was featured on this account earlier this year. The messages you give people a platform to express are so inspiring. There are so many interesting and impactful people  featured on your account!” – Linzy, Founder and President of the Westfield High School Environmentalists’ Club

“The Mother Earth Project Collaboration with schools is about accessing and enabling the future.” – Dana Harrison, Head of Newtown Friends School, Pennsylvania

“Your people powered project for Mother Earth is so inspiring!” – Dylan, founder of VirtueBrush.com

“Congratulations on a great day [lecture] and an inspiring project.” – Dorothy Moss, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Curator

“Thanks for letting us be a part of your project!” – American Univ. Katzen Art Center

“Love your mission and your Instagram Account” – WHS Global Environmentalists

“This is truly a noble cause.” – Instagram follower