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About

GC Resolve is a communication and consulting company designed to increase education and mobilization of the general public in order to build regenerative and resilient communities, and therefore resolve the problems that impact the day-to-day lives of the people that live there.  

GC Resolve focuses on grassroots community development, mobilization, and education to help equip communities with the tools they need to effectively make a difference.  An educated and engaged community equates to a more healthy and vibrant state, region and country.

Our partners include communities, non-profits, foundations, law firms, farmers, tribes and those that aim to advance good causes.


Philosophy

The real power in our country lies in its people.  Despite the frustrations with gridlock in Washington, D.C., the federal government, and the large multi-national corporations that influence our government so heavily, democracy is still designed to move us forward as long as goodwill is strong and vibrant.  To achieve this we must focus our goodwill on building community.

Citizens care about the strength of their community.  Through a more organized, stronger networked, and increasingly educated and engaged society, more opportunities will find their way back home.  GC Resolve seeks to build that community spirit.


A Climate Reckoning In The Heartland

CBS News followed GC Resolve Founder and President Graham Christensen during the historic 2019 bomb cyclone and flood in Nebraska.  Christensen highlights how regenerative farming is the solution to being resilient in the face of increasing climate extremes that are plaguing farmers and ranchers.  

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    Regenerative agriculture is nothing new: why Nebraskans are engaging in sustainable farming

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