Beardsley Zoo kicks off campaign to reduce plastic waste

In an effort to reduce the amount of plastic waste, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo announced that the Peacock Café has replaced its plastic straws with paper straws, and has replaced single-use plastic food containers and utensils with more sustainable options. Food containers are now 100% biodegradable. Providing sustainable solutions is in keeping with the Zoo’s commitment to wildlife and conservation efforts, including an active role in protecting the environment.   Assistant Guest Services Manager Peter Gordon has been challenged to find sustainable alternatives to plastic products at the café, an ongoing effort that will result in additional future changes. Gordon located … Read more

Redding Small Business Circle launches meetups

The Mark Twain Library Small Business Circle is launching  its first meetup, Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Redding Roadhouse. The meetup is an opportunity to meet and get to know other small business professionals in a casual setting. “This is a new, monthly event,” said Joey Davey, chair of the Small Business Circle. “After a day of working we want you to get out of your home or office, come down to the Roadhouse, and relax while you chat with fellow business owners. No registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards or … Read more

Center for Family Justice names chief development officer

Robert S. Hojnacki

The Center for Family Justice, which serves victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse in six Fairfield County communities, announces the appointment of Robert S. Hojnacki as its chief development officer. As a member of CFJ’s Senior Management Team, the Fairfield resident will lead all fundraising and development initiatives at the Bridgeport-based nonprofit, which last year served almost 10,000 women, men and children in the Greater Bridgeport area. Hojnacki brings extensive experience in business development as well as a long-term commitment to the region’s nonprofits to his new role. Before joining CFJ, his recent positions included his role … Read more

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation awards grants to nonprofits

Through grantmaking, training and convening, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation supports nonprofits year-round, including on Giving Day held in March.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has announced the details of their current grantmaking cycle. Grants totaling $1,887,950 were awarded to 83 nonprofit organizations who align with the Community Foundation’s result areas and their mission to foster a vital and inclusive community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. “It is a privilege and honor for Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to provide grants that help advance the work of these critical nonprofit organizations throughout the region. The 83 selected grantees are creating lasting change in Fairfield County and are working to close the opportunity gap,” said Juanita James, CEO & president, … Read more

Pin It on Pinterest