Johan Ernst Nilson receives Stockholm´s highest honor - the S:t Erik Medal of Honor
On the 18th of May Johan Ernst Nilson was awarded the S: Erik Medal of Honor in the Stockholm City Hall. This was a recognition of Nilson´s work over the past 15 years as a environment concious explorer, lecturer, wild life photographer with a passion for the environment and social interests.
Johan Ernst Nilson is one of the world´s most experienced explorers with over 28 expeditions in over 100 countries. Johan Ernst Nilson has excelled when it comes to his work with expeditions - he has been named a "guru" for his environmental work - but also for his commitment and passion to help people with difficult circumstances.
"I am very proud to receive this prestigious award. I hope that with my work I can influence people in a positive way that will benefit society. It makes me even prouder to represent Stockholm during my journeys throughout the world", says Johan Ernst Nilson.
INFORMATION OM JOHAN ERNST NILSON:
At the time Johan made documentaries for a science programme and Swedish Television news. Already the following year he filmed for the Discovery Channel during a research trip through the difficult North West Passage and late become a producer for Nordisk Film in Sweden.
In 2001 National Geographic produced a documentary on Johan that was broadcast in 145 countries in 26 different languages. After the documentary Johan was elected into the Explorers´ Club in New York by a professor at Harvard.
Nilson is currently "the President of the Everest Summiteers Association" in Sweden, he is an ambassador to the non-profit organisation MinStoraDag where the Royal Princess Madeleine of Sweden is the Patron and Nilson has recently been elected into the prestigous The Travellers Club. Johan Ernst Nilson does lectures on motivation and goal achievement for the biggest companies in the world. Johan Ernst Nilson latest project is the book "Seven Summits: The Photo Book", a photographic reflection on the highest mountains on the seven continents, and a documentation on the diminishing glaciers, changing climates and human´s effect on the wonderful areas above the clounds.
INFORMATION ON THE S:T ERIK MEDAL OF HONOR:
The S:t Erik Medal of Honor has been awarded by the City of Stockholm since 1938 to recognize successful people from Stockholm. The award ceremony takes place in the great Blue Hall in the City Hall in conjunction with the festivities on the S:t Erik Day, 18 May every year. The inaugaral recipients of the S:t Erik Medal of Honor were the city architect Ragnar Östberg and the Bank Director Knut Wallenberg. Other recipients are: Astrid Lindgren, Olof Palme, Povel Ramel, Christer Fuglesang, Benny Andersson, Ulf Lundell and Monica Zetterlund.