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Spring 2021


Air pollution is the byproduct of the burning of fossil fuels and is a major issue within the Ohio area because of the lack of utilization of renewable and clean sources of energy. We emit tons and tons of pollutants into the environment each and every day, from when we hop in our cars or even when we simply turn on the lights in our homes. Essentially, anything that requires energy can be a cause of air pollution within the ecosystem. However, it may be the case that it is time that we change our ways and try to conserve the environment that we live in. To do so we would have to find a way that could reduce the number of emissions while also maintaining a high level of efficiency. In a book “the case for A Job Guarantee” by Pavlina Tcherneva, she proposes that we adopt a public service employment program that brings society to full employment and puts forward an effort to maintain the ecosystem (Tcherneva 2020). Tcherneva may have the solution to solving the air pollution issue that we have here in Ohio, through a fully employed public service employment program we could bring Ohio into a cleaner and more sustainable state. In this paper, I intend to argue that Tcherneva’s full employment program could contribute to the reduction of air pollutants within the state of Ohio.

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Student Papers in Local and Global Regional Economies

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Travis McConnell Presentation EC 7250-2021 Proposal to Lower Ohio’s Pollutant Emissions.pdf (1449 kB)
Travis McConnell-Proposal Paper-EC 7250-21