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Our Mission

Protect What We Love is dedicated to producing and distributing enlightening, thought-provoking, and solutions-oriented content that inspires love for our planet and ourselves.

We are committed to cultivating a safe and uplifting community of engaged creators, activists, and all-around good humans with a shared mission of protecting nature and healing humankind.

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"Beauty is nature's tool for survival - we protect what we love. Nature’s beauty can open our hearts and be the shift in consciousness we need to celebrate life"

-Louie Schwartzberg

Our Impact

Protect What We Love is a vertically integrated nonprofit that produces and distributes award-winning content designed to transform and uplift the conversations shaping our culture, resulting in specific and measurable outcomes and actions at a global level.

Conscious Content

We partner with content creators dedicated to producing strikingly beautiful and cutting-edge content that will disrupt old ways of thinking and move the needle on key issues facing our society today.

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The Louie Channel is a streaming platform dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring action through stunning visual content featuring award-winning filmmakers and curators of nature’s beauty. 

A Global Community

We are interconnecting a robust global community of viewers and organizations around programming committed to protecting our planet and becoming better human beings.

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Outcomes

Our projects impact millions of people around the world. We are uniquely qualified to connect and partner with global organizations, galvanize communities, align with respected thought leaders, and implement grassroots movements that evolve into media-worthy trends with positive impact.

1 Billion+ Views

1M+ Subscribers

1000+ Partner Orgs

A Network of Luminaries

Louie Schwartzberg
Founder

An award winning cinematographer, director and visionary who’s notable career spans more than four decades providing breathtaking imagery using his time-lapse, high-speed and macro cinematography techniques.

Louie’s three TED talks have over 60 million combined views on YouTube and his Moving Art series on Netflix, which has 3 seasons of 19 episodes.

He is the only artist to be inducted into the Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) and the Lemelson Foundation’s Invention Ambassadors Program.

In 2017 he received the Debra Simon award for Leadership in Mental Wellness from Global Wellness Institute.

He has the top grossing documentary film Fantastic Fungi, #1 Doc on Apple TV and a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. The film launched on Netflix July 28th and is now the #1 Trending Film on Netflix.

Other theatrical releases include the 3D IMAX film Mysteries of the Unseen World with National Geographic, narrated by Forest Whitaker; and Wings of Life for Disneynature, narrated by Meryl Streep.

Schwartzberg’s Visual Healing programs are unique high-definition, immersive films that bring nature and technology together to deliver positive physical, emotional and psychological benefits and used in healthcare at UCSD, The Center for Brain Health at The University of Texas at Dallas, the Pacific Neuroscience Institute for therapeutic therapies with psilocybin for treatment of alcoholism, as well as numerous luxury hotels, spas, and galleries.

Advisory Board

Kenneth J. Blum

Kenneth J. Blum, President of Kramer, Blum and Associates, Inc., has provided management consulting services to foundation trustees since 1990. As a recognized leader in philanthropy, he works with multi-generational families in the United States and abroad to define their philanthropic priorities, launch and manage their foundations, evaluate grantmaking programs, be impactful philanthropists and engaged in their role as stewards of their philanthropy. Ken currently manages $3 billion of philanthropic dollars. In addition, Ken works closely with investment advisors and estate planning attorneys to ensure that foundations are thoughtfully established, properly endowed, and effectively managed to be passed from one generation to the next. Ken is a sought-after advisor and mentor to foundation trustees and is a frequent speaker at philanthropy workshops, forums, and meetings. He began his career in Washington, DC working with corporations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies and has a B.A. from Lewis and Clark College.

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Regina K. Scully

Regina K. Scully, Founder and CEO of Artemis Rising Foundation, an organization dedicated to transforming our culture through media, arts, and education. Regina K. Scully has produced over 200+ documentary films focused on some of the most pressing social justice issues of our time. She is an Emmy, Academy and Peabody Award-winning producer. Her films include: What Would Sophia Loren Do? (2021), Fantastic Fungi (2020), Miss Representation (2010), The Invisible War (2012), Common Ground (2023), Kiss The Ground (2020), The Biggest Little Farm (2019), Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018), The Hunting Ground (2015), Fed Up (2014), The Great Hack (2019), Anita: Speaking Truth To Power (2013), Newtown (2016), Eagle Huntress (2016), Dolores (2017), One Of Us (2017), This Changes Everything (2019), Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016), and the Return of Tanya Tucker (2022). Ms. Scully is the Founding Sponsor of the Athena Film Festival (Barnard College, NYC), which highlights women in filmmaking. She is a 15+ year member of Impact Partners, an organization dedicated to supporting independent documentary storytelling and the wider documentary community. Ms. Scully is Founder and CEO of RPR Marketing Communications, a public relations and marketing agency in NYC. Ms. Scully is a board member of the Women’s Media Center, Harvard Women’s Leadership Board, and The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.

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Dr. Barnaby Marsh

Dr. Barnaby Marsh privately advises generous families on philanthropy. He has helped to design, structure and develop nearly two hundred special projects, representing a total of more than $3 billion. He has pioneered new approaches that maximize leverage and provide for donor satisfaction across different kinds of motivation, especially within families. Barnaby grew up in Alaska, where he was homeschooled. He created a custom course of study at Harvard and Cornell in the natural and social sciences, finished Summa cum laude, and went to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. In 2018, he co-wrote a book outlining how luck is made using effort, connectivity, and generosity.

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Lyn Davis Lear

Lyn Davis Lear is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, celebrated environmentalist, and political activist. Her recent projects include The Vow series on HBO, Bring Your Own Brigade on Peacock, and The Lincoln Project series on Showtime. Her most recent film with Lucy Walker Of Night and Light: The Story of Iboga and Ibogaine premiered at Tribeca. In 2019 she produced the groundbreaking documentary Fantastic Fungi. She is currently in production on a feature documentary on the untold epidemic of malignant narcissism titled The Narcissist’s Playbook; a cli-fi series about a female CIA scientist exposing the impacts of climate change with Eden Productions; and a documentary series about Burning Man. She is in development on two narrative series, one with Bad Robot about UFOs, the supernatural, near-death experiences; and one about disinformation and the fossil fuel industry titled The Men Who Sold The World, with writer James Graham. Lyn is a Trustee of the Board of Directors of the Sundance Institute and serves on the Board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and The Norman Lear Center’s Hollywood, Health & Society at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication. Lyn holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

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Laura Turner Seydel

Laura Turner Seydel works with organizations that are solving the biggest existential threats facing humanity. Laura serves on the board for the UN Foundation, which works as a strategic partner to help the UN mobilize people and resources for collective action, and on the board of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), which is a global security organization focused on reducing nuclear and biological threats imperiling humanity. Laura also serves on the board of Project Drawdown, the world’s leading resource for climate solutions, and Waterkeeper Alliance, a network of more than 300 waterkeeper organizations protecting clean water in communities around the world. In the field of regenerative agriculture, Laura serves on the board for the Turner Institute of Ecoagriculture (TIE), which researches, practices and disseminates sustainable strategies for conserving ecosystems, agriculture and rural communities. Laura serves on the advisory board for Kiss the Ground and is associate producer for the documentary “Common Ground,” which promotes regeneration and healthy soil as viable solutions for wellness, water scarcity, the climate crisis and the extinction crisis. Additional organizations she serves include the Captain Planet Foundation, Turner Foundation, League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and as a Patron of Nature with the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Lynne Twist

For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger,empowering the status of women and girls, supporting social justice, and environmental sustainability. The breadth and scope of Lynne’s work ranges from working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, to working with refugees in camps in Ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, as well as guiding the philanthropy of some of the world’s wealthiest families and working directly with the women who won the Nobel Peace Prize. Lynne’s on the ground work has brought her a deep understanding of global issues, the challenges women and girls face worldwide, people’s relationship with money, and the transformation of human consciousness. Her extensive knowledge and experience has led her to profound insights about the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times in which we are living. Acclaimed Author Lynne wrote a best-selling, award-winning book called, “The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life” (W.W. Norton, 2003) which has been translated into nine languages including Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Bulgarian and Portuguese. Lynne’s newest book, “Living a Committed Life: Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in a Purpose Larger Than Yourself” (Berrett-Koehler, November 2022) demonstrates how a commitment to a purpose larger than yourself can enliven and empower you. In this book, Lynne shares stories and perspectives gained from her decades as a global thought leader and activist working to end hunger and poverty, protect the Amazon rainforest, empower women’s leadership, and transform people’s relationships with money. Living a Committed Life presents her vision for a world that works for everyone as well as her guiding principles for living a life of commitment and joyous action. In addition, Lynne has contributed chapters to more than ten books including: • The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron Books, 2019) • Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals” by Darian Rodriguez Heyman (Jossey-Bass, second addition 2019) • The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations by Oprah Winfrey (Flatiron Books, 2017) #3 Fifth Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118 www.soulofmoney.org info@soulofmoney.org Tel. #415.386.5599 Fax#415.386.56352 • Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution by Barbara Marx Hubbard (Shift Books, 2012) • Einstein’s Business: Engaging Soul, Imagination, and Excellence in the Workplace” by Dawson Church, Ph.D. (Elite Books, 2007) • Women of Courage: Inspiring Stories from the Women Who Live Them, by Katherine Martin (New World Library, 1999) Ms. Twist has written numerous articles for Huffington Post, The Shift Network, RSF Quarterly, Fetzer Institute, Noetic Sciences Quarterly, and YES! Magazine and Balance. Consultant and Coach Founder of the Soul of Money Institute, Lynne has worked with over 100,000 people in 50 countries in board retreats, workshops, keynote presentations and one-on-