Author's details

Name: Luke Richner
Date registered: 20 January, 2012


Luke Richner is a graduate of Duke University. He is earning a B.A. in Public Policy and a Certificate in Duke’s Markets and Management program. Luke’s studies have focused primarily on policy analysis including the analysis of political, social and economic policies. At Duke, he has spent much time as his fraternity’s Philanthropy Chair as well as tutoring local Durham public school students. Luke has worked in numerous industries including local media, management consulting, and power utilities. During his time with the SISGI Group, Luke researched and wrote about global health issues, economic development and global energy markets. He loves to travel and has visited numerous countries across the globe.

Latest posts

  1. Turn Out the Lights — 12 April, 2012
  2. Simply Brilliant — 5 April, 2012
  3. Water Works — 22 March, 2012
  4. It’s Not All Bad – Healthy Decisions in Fast Food — 21 March, 2012
  5. Urban Sprawl and Obesity — 20 March, 2012
  6. Conscious Campuses — 16 March, 2012
  7. Pipeline Politics — 2 March, 2012
  8. Heart Attacking — 23 February, 2012
  9. Conservation via Insulation — 22 February, 2012
  10. Lights Out — 15 February, 2012
  11. Heavy Marketing — 10 February, 2012
  12. Counting Calories — 9 February, 2012
  13. A Corny Problem — 2 February, 2012
  14. A Solution We Can See — 1 February, 2012
  15. Natural Gas, Not Renewable Resources… At Least Not Yet — 27 January, 2012
  16. A Micro Solution to a Massive Problem? — 25 January, 2012
  17. The Cultural Forces Behind Obesity — 23 January, 2012
  18. Farmers’ Markets: The Potential Cure for Food Deserts? — 20 January, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. Natural Gas, Not Renewable Resources… At Least Not Yet — 2 comments
  2. Lights Out — 2 comments
  3. It’s Not All Bad – Healthy Decisions in Fast Food — 2 comments
  4. A Corny Problem — 2 comments
  5. Farmers’ Markets: The Potential Cure for Food Deserts? — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Apr 12

Turn Out the Lights

This a video in the form of a public service announcement that encourages people to conserve energy by remembering to turn off unnecessary lights, and leave them off for as long as possible. What is your reaction to this video? Do you have other ideas that people could use to conserve energy in their home …

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Apr 05

Simply Brilliant

Renewable energy is the wave of the future. Eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels and relying solely on renewable energy sources would be a boon for our environment unlike anything we have ever seen. However, even the United States, a very advanced nation, only satisfies 11% of its electricity needs through renewable resources. Simply put, …

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Mar 22

Water Works

Earlier this week, I wrote a post about easy ways to make the most out of unavoidable fast food dining experiences. For this post I want to highlight another simple and effortless way to keep healthy. If you’re at all like me, then you love to stay active. There’s nothing I would rather do than …

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Mar 21

It’s Not All Bad – Healthy Decisions in Fast Food

While I write a lot about obesity problems in the United States, I’m like most people in that I love to eat. I love steaks, pizza, pasta, burgers, fries, quesadillas, and of course my all time favorite…fried chicken. In all honesty, I can’t remember ever choosing to order a salad at a restaurant. Hey, I’m …

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Mar 20

Urban Sprawl and Obesity

In the past, I’ve discussed factors that influence obesity rates, marketing of poorly nutritious food, the need for an injection of fresh produce in certain communities, and much more. However, I have yet to specifically address the impact of physical activity on maintaining a healthy weight. I started to think about simple ways to stay …

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Mar 16

Conscious Campuses

A few weeks back, I wrote an article about the importance of remembering to turn off the lights in your house when you’re not using them. This is a fantastic and easy way to do your part in helping to conserve energy. My article got me thinking, and as I walked around my university’s campus …

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Mar 02

Pipeline Politics

It’s no surprise that over the past few months, gasoline prices have been skyrocketing. Today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.73, quickly approaching the highest recorded average price of $4.11. One issue that seems to be a recurring topic in this discussion is the decision to postpone the construction of the …

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Feb 23

Heart Attacking

Last semester I took my first computer science class. We covered everything from open source software to government censorship. However, what I found to be the most interesting topic was computer hacking. Our class discussed the numerous reasons behind computer hacking, but one reason in particular stood out from all the rest… using computer hacking …

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Feb 22

Conservation via Insulation

Last week I wrote about remembering to turn off your lights in order to help conserve energy in an article titled “Lights Out.” This got me thinking of other easy ways to help reduce energy consumption that are not often publicized. As a college student, my housing accommodations are not ideal to say the least. …

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Feb 15

Lights Out

Green, green, green. It’s the new black. It’s everywhere we turn. From LEED certified buildings to electric vehicles, efforts to be more environmentally friendly and energy efficient seem to be sprouting up everywhere. “Going green” has become so popular that it’s now trendy. Celebrities cruise around in their hybrid vehicles, supermarket shoppers carry around their …

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