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Green Wheels: Steady Habits

Green Wheels: Steady Habits

FAIRFIELD — Last week, I attended the opening of the Fairfield University Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise (FAME). It's a fancy name for a 1,300-square-foot space above Fairfield University's downtown bookstore that will become a shared office for three newly hatched businesses — a "baked to order" dessert purveyor named With Love From the Cupboard, a Bluetooth-enabled powerstrip company (Watt U Control) and the green-themed Conscious Decisions, based on an idea entrepreneur Daphne Dixon — an indefatigable environmental activist around Connecticut — had when she was 10.

The idea is that the three businesses — to occupy the...