The founder of two companies that mitigate the environmental risks of working with oil and gas, Donny Beaver, will be the Y's Men of Westport/Weston's featured speaker at its Oct. 31 meeting at 9 a.m. He will speak on how shale oil and gas are produced and the precautions the industry is taking to prevent environmental contamination.

Beaver is the CEO of the New Pig Corp., a company that provides products for oil and chemical spill prevention, control and cleanup, and of HalenHardy LLC, which manufactures and sells a mobile air shower for worker protection against respirable silica dust.

The Y's men meet at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road.

For more information, contact Larry Hirsch at or 203-226-1845.