Nature Deficit Disorder: #BeatNDD

In his influential book Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv introduced us to the issue of Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD). Nature Deficit Disorder links the lack of nature in our lives to some of the most disturbing trends in today’s society including the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. This lack of nature in our lives is a detriment to our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Through his films, Louie Schwartzberg hopes to awaken a genuine love of nature in people everywhere. His goal is to be a leader in the fight against NDD and inspire others to join him in this battle. Through a process called Visual Healing, Louie believes that nature is the answer to improving our overall health and well-being. His films bring comfort and healing as they expose people to the breathtaking natural beauty of our world.

In an effort to inspire people to stand up against NDD, Moving Art is announcing its first social media campaign to bring awareness to Nature Deficit Disorder. We’re calling it #BeatNDD. From this moment on, we will be encouraging our communities to share pictures of themselves in nature. Whether you live in a city or in a suburb, you don’t have to go far to experience nature. There’s no need to hike into the woods or climb the highest mountain; nature is truly all around us. Take a selfie with a beautiful flower that’s growing in a parking lot or a picture with you and a tree in your backyard. We hope you’ll share it on Twitter, Instagram, & anywhere else you want with the hashtag #BeatNDD so we can work together to encourage and inspire people to be spend more time with nature.

When you use #BeatNDD in your nature picture or nature selfie, we’ll re-post our favorites on our Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook page. So get out there and rediscover the miracle and beauty of nature; we can’t wait to see your pictures! #BeatNDD

Get a FREE download of Louie’s film short “Naked Beauty” previewed above. Visit

2 thoughts on “Nature Deficit Disorder: #BeatNDD

  1. Mary says:

    Thank You Louie Scharetzberg for seeing and believing in the beauty of Nature and for bringing us back to the core of our lives. A true Blessing indeed that once again you have so graciously and selflessly shared with the world.

  2. Mary says:

    I spelt your name wrong Mr Louie Schwartzberg. Please Forgive, for it was not intentional and I truly do know who you are and care for your work deeply. It touches my heart and soul beyond words. it’s my typing that needs to improve. So sorry….
    again, thank you for the beautiful download.

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