How You Can Contribute to the Conservation of Fresh Water

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The former vice president of the Massachusetts-based company American Superconductor, Angelo Robert Santamaria is an experienced executive within the global manufacturing industry. After his role with American Superconductor, Angelo R. Santamaria served as the vice president of global manufacturing operations for Oasys Water, a technology company that produces industrialized wastewater treatment products.

The treatment of industrialized wastewater is an important component of maintaining the health of the Earth’s fresh water sources, including lakes and rivers, which make up about 15 percent of the planet’s surface area. The world’s stores of fresh water are at risk due to threats posed by the growing human population, unsustainable water use, climate change, and industrial exploitation. While there are many non-profit groups dedicated to the conservation of water, there are certain actions that individuals can take in their own homes in order to contribute personally to the protection of fresh water.

According to an article published by National Geographic, taking actions like decorating the front and backyard of a home with plants native to the area can be a helpful way to conserve water. This is especially true for those who live in desert climates, where keeping a non-native plant alive can require an exorbitant amount of water on a daily basis.

Another simple way to conserve water is to install low-flow shower heads in the home, and to turn the tap off while washing dishes or brushing one’s teeth. Additionally, the article suggests that leaky faucets should always be fixed promptly, as an unfixed faucet may cause 10 or more gallons of unnecessary water loss per day.

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Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk to Be Held September 24th

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An MBA graduate of Northeastern University, Angelo Robert Santamaria has two decades of experience as a business leader within the global manufacturing industry, including an executive role with energy technology company American Superconductor. Outside of his professional life, Angelo R. Santamaria is a supporter of charitable causes like the Jimmy Fund, a non-profit organization that provides funding for cancer research and patient care at the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

Every year in the fall, the Jimmy Fund asks its supporters to participate in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk in order to raise money for the cause. The event takes place along routes that span the entirety of the traditional Boston Marathon course, with four different routes ranging in distance from 3.1 miles to 26.2 miles to accommodate the needs of participants at all levels of physical ability. The event has raised almost $120 million for cancer research over the last 28 years.

The 2017 walk, sponsored by Hyundai, will take place on Sunday, September 24th. Participants over the age of 12 are required to fundraise a minimum of $300 before the day of the walk, while participants 12 years of age and younger must fundraise a minimum of $100. Those who wish to participate in the walk but cannot physically make it to the course have the option of registering as a virtual walker on the organization’s website at www.jimmyfundwalk.org.