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 lhirsch1990@gmail.com or 203-226-1845.