Since 1995 Johan Ernst Nilson has spent a lot of his time on charity work and today 50% av his time is dedicated to different kinds of charities.Â It all started with a lecture at the Swedish church in Stockholm where Johan Ernst received a medal for his work to inspire children around Sweden.
Johans focus is on projects that are related to Nature and Children. Even though he has worked and been involved in organizations working with questions regarding war, peace, starvation, human rights and poverty.
Today Johan Ernst is Ambassador for some of the worlds most extraordinary organizations.
“To work with children and the nature is like a dream come true. It probably gives me more than I give to the kids.
When I work with climate change and the nature it’s important to say that I’m not a politician nor a scientist. I can not change the laws and I can not deliver results and figures. But I am a window from where other people can see and experience what I see. I visit so many extreme places where scientists and politicians never go!
/ Johan Ernst Nilson”
St Eriks HjÃ¤lpen - South America
"My dream is to become a doctor"...
No dream is to stupid. No plan is impossible
- The team at MinStoraDag
- Explorers Club awarding Johan Ernst for Pole2Pole Every year the Explorers Club honors an expedition with the flag. This year Johan Ernst Nilson and Pole2Pole had that honor.
Operation Smile Colombia
During Pole2Pole Johan Ernst and Carl Robert visited many organizations.
Operation Smile touched the two explorers with its wonderful team.
- St Eriks HjÃ¤lpen - South America Here are a few of the glowing spirits that makes this world a better place
- Operation Smile Colombia The smile of the mothers when meeting the children after an operation was fantastic
- Diakonia South America Another fantastic meeting in South America. These people really makes this world a better place.
Medecins Sans Frontieres - South America
This was a meeting that change my way of seeing things.
We drove around all day to help people with problems. One family lived in the garbage and I asked the team why they lived in the garbage instead of the grass on the side.
"That is not garbage - that is an asset. If they live there its closer to the food!".
- Clinton Foundation USA If we all could have houses that is based on green energy our planet would look different
- St Eriks HjÃ¤lpen - South America With just a few dollars we can help children to get a good start in life
- Kooperation utan grÃ¤nser Helping people to produce better products also helps ourselves since we all live on the same planet.
Red Cross Panama
The smallest dream can end up becoming the biggest project.
No one can do everything - but everybody can do something!
- Red Cross Panama Johan Ernst with the man that takes dreams and turn them into reality
- Save the Himalaya - COP15 After Johan Ernst climbed in Himalaya for the first time in 1997 he has been very engaged in climate change questions. Here at the COP 15 meeting in Copenhagen.
Discussing Everest with Nepalese legends
- Ang Rita Sherpa (10 times without the use of supplemental oxygen)
- Apa Sherpa (21 times on summit)
- Woungchu Sherpa (Founder Everest Summiteers Association)
- Johan Ernst speaking at COP15 Johan Ernst is Swedish President for Everest Summiteers Association and was speaking for the Save Himalaya Project in Copenhagen
- Award from Nepals Gouvernement Johan Ernst with Minister of Tourism of Nepal
How far is far? The Explorers Club
The Explorers Club helps scientists, astronauts and explorers with grants, fundings and planning of expeditions.
The club is also doing a lot of charity work.
Speaking about climate change
Johan Ernst is often invited to speak at global conferences about his experiences in glacier areas and climate change.
"Im not a politician, Im not a scientist but I am a window. I see what most people never see!"
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Johan Ernst
Scientists and Astronauts are often speaking at the Explorers Club.
- Johan Ernst & Professor Alan Counter at Harvard
COP 15 in Copenhagen
Sometimes people get tired of listening to politicians talking about change.
When will we really change and not just talk about it?
A thumb against drogs - At Mentor
Mentor is an organization against drugs in schools.
Johan Ernst is Ambassador for the organization and is here putting his thumb down against drugs!
Lecture in Swedish school for Mentor
"Nothing is impossible!"
When Johan Ernst is visting schools all over the world the message is clear:
"The only limits we have are the ones we set for ourselves!"
- Erik Olsson, CEO at Swedish Post together with Johan Ernst and two students
Very often the lecturer gets advice from the students. Here is a fantastic writing on the wall in a school outside Stockholm that brought Johans attention.
(Lecture for Mentor)
Annika Falkengren, CEO at SEB with Johan Ernst
Lecture outside Stockholm for Mentor.
Annika Falkengren, CEO at SEB and Johan Ernst gave a lecture for students.
- Ambassadors at MinStoraDag Martin Timell, Kajsa Bergquist, Johan Ernst Nilson, Tobbe Trollkarl, Amy Diamond, Nanne GrÃ¶nwall and HRH Princess Madeleine.
- Martin Timell & Johan Ernst speaking at Skansen for MinStoraDag
- Climbing Kilimanjaro with children from MinStoraDag
- Children from MinStoraDag is standing with me on the summit of Sweden Great moment when all these children were fighting there way up to the roof of their country.
- Johan is signing the leg of a little hero at the hospital
- Stone from the summit of Everest This kid was very happy with his new stone, directly brought to him from the summit of the world.