Climate Education Campaign

Climate Impacts on People and the Transportation System

This campaign originated from feedback provided by stakeholders to San Joaquin Council of Government staff when a Regional Needs Assessment was done in 2021. People asked for public education on climate impacts and local resources to help them better understand this issue. In addition, this campaign will serve as a precursor to a new Regional Climate Collaborative project (RCC). The Regional Climate Collaborative project is also a response to stakeholder feedback during the Regional Needs Assessment. Stakeholders asked for more coordination of efforts in San Joaquin County to increase awareness of climate impacts, and seek funding for projects to provide solutions to these impacts in the most vulnerable communities.

Why does this matter? Climate impacts such as floods, wildfires and extreme heatManteca flooding news story_Jan2023 events can threaten and destroy lives and property. Climate impacts can also degrade transportation infrastructure such as roads and bridges that people depend upon to travel.

What is this project about? This project is intended to increase awareness of climate impacts to people’s health and to the movement of people and goods on the region’s transportation systems. The SJCOG's Regional Resiliency Implementation Plan recommended an education/awareness campaign on the climate’s impact on the transportation system of San Joaquin County. 

What will this project do? This project will measure the general public’s knowledge of the climate’s impacts on people and transportation systems and seek to increase that knowledge. This project will also increase awareness of available local resources to plan for, cope with, and find assistance after emergencies. Project activities include surveys, workshops, and tabling at community events. 


Pre-OutreachNovember 2022-February 2023
Outreach (surveys, workshops and tabling)February - June 2023
Post Outreach: Compile data from surveys and workshops, write report, and give presentationJuly 2023

  1. Take the Climate Survey
  2. Attend a Workshop
  3. Meet us at a Community Event

Project Documents