KneeDeep Times is a digital magazine featuring stories from the frontlines of climate resilience. Resilience is defined as the ability to recover quickly from or adjust easily to change. Our geographic focus is the San Francisco Bay Area, but the magazine also explores West Coast, national, and global topics relevant to local action. We examine responses from communities of all sizes as the impacts of climate change intensify by connecting with real people and real places. We also interpret the meaning and impacts of policies, projects and investments to address climate change.

KneeDeep Times launched in September 2021 with funding from the Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC).

KneeDeep Times is produced by Estuary News Group.

The magazine publishes once a month.

KneeDeep Times is an independent magazine and does not represent the views and opinions of its funders.

Managing Editor: Ariel Rubissow Okamoto
Senior Editor: Cariad Hayes Thronson
Bay Area Local Editor: Michael Hunter Adamson
Multi-Media Platforms Editor: Sierra Garcia
Design: Darren Campeau
Webmaster: Tony Hale, San Francisco Estuary Institute


Articles from KneeDeep Times may be republished with permission from the editor.


KneeDeep Times editors welcome story, film, photo and art submissions on a wide variety of climate resilience topics. Editors are  actively working to expand the magazine’s freelance and editorial pool to more adequately reflect California’s diversity. Feel free to contact us, either to introduce yourself and the types of stories you like to cover, or with pitches. KneeDeep Times pays for freelance work. Contact the editor Ariel Rubissow Okamoto.

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