Adopt the Earth

Adopting a piece of the Earth is like adopting a child or pet. Adoption means we care, nurture, protect and secure.

If every person of this Earth – more than 7.6 billion (2017) – would show care for one small parcel of soil, land, vegetation, and all the organisms that live in it there would be no environmental crisis. Globally soil degradation, loss in biodiversity, and climate change are still rampaging. Adopt a piece of the Earth.

Vice Chair, Commission 1.5 Pedometrics of Division 1 of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) (2004 – 2006).

Secretary, International Working Group on Pedometrics – Provisional Commission of Inernational Union of Soil Science (IUSS)  (2002 – 2004).

Member of the Commission 1.5 Pedometrics, International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) (2004 – present).

Member of the Digital Soil Mapping Working Group, IUSS (2004 – present).

Member of the Global Spectral Working Group, IUSS  (2008 – present).

Member of the Pedometrics Advisory Group, IUSS (8/2011 – present).

Member of the Pedometrics Awards committee, IUSS (2014 – present).

Member of the North American node of GlobalSoilMap.net (2009 – present).

Member on behalf of the University of Florida of the Global Soil Parnership (GSP) for Food Security and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (spearheaded by FAO; partners: European Commission, international agencies with global soil mandate, regional and national soil science associations and networks, and national soil science associations and universities) (2011 – present).

Member of the Division History, Philosophy and Sociology of Soil Science, International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) (2012 – present).

Member of the  Working Group “Cultural Patterns of Soil Understanding”, IUSS (2016 – present).

She is Editor of the EcoLearnIT Reusable Learning Object System to facilitate global open learning (2006 – present).

She taught various international short courses and workshops (Africa and India).

Core member International Open Agricultural Curriculum and Learning Initiative (AgroCuri) (2008 – 2011).

Member of the International Agricultural Learning Repositories Task Force (AgLR-TF) (2008 – present).

Member of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (2010 – present).

Dr. Grunwald was member of the International Programs Advisory Team (IPAT), Institute of Food and Agriculture, University of Florida (2009 – 2015).