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HomeMy Public PortalAbout060_010_Clk_Crc 503 6TH ST• TYBEE ISLAND,GA •31328 912-441-3568 • SURFERGIRL1581@YAHOO.COM ASHLEY WORKMAN OBJECTIVE To raise awareness of environmental protection through information and alternatives. BYOB PROJECT An organization aimed at assisting food/beverage industries in creating more environmentally responsible distribution and disposal of recyclable materials and encourage minimizing waste through alternate packaging and incentive programs. Education Armstrong Atlantic State University- Savannah, GA Bachelor of Liberal Studies: Minor of Sociology May, 2010 EMPLOYMENT *Molly Macpherson's...07'-present: Bartender/Manager/ Event Coordinator *Sorry Charlie's '06-'08: Bartender/Manager *Hucapoos '05-'06: Bartender/ Server *J3 Cagney's.... '04-'07: Bartender/ Manager *Daiquiris on Bay '00-'04: Bartender/ Event Coordinator ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS *Entertainment Coordinator * Event Planner * Entrepreneur *Environmental Activism * Surfer * Musician REFERENCES Deborah Boulanger- (912)484-5262 (Employer) Holly Hall- (912) 257-0546 (MHUMC) Ned Randalucci- (912)844-1234 (AASU) CITY NC' BOOK Bag the plastic bags, baby The BYOB project rallies restaurants to reduce waste BY JESSICA LEIGH LEBOS I jll(dconnectsavannah.com Oh,we how love "to go:' What started as a"vigilante citizen has spearheaded a BYOB kickoff rant"to county officials has blos- event in Forsyth Park this Saturday, Whether it's a burger or a somed into a movement.Customers Dec.14. beer, Savannahians take who bring their own bags Dec.14-22 "How do you make a loud roar? full advantage of the abil- will receive 10 percent off their to-go You throw a big party!"she laughs. ity to take their food and orders at participating restaurants, The festivities begin at noon in beverages out the �D®r +e including Molly McPherson's,Con- conjunction with the last hour of the gress Street Social Club and all three Forsyth Farmers Market and continue their origin.11 establish- B&D Burgers locations.Tybee Island's into the afternoon.Restaurant van- ments, Huc-a-Poo's and Sting Ray's have also dors will offer merch and raffle tick- -_ joined the crusade. ets,and the City of Savannah will set The problem is that all those Solo "I would love more establishments up a RecycleRama collection point for cups,Styrofoam clamshells and Solo join in—even up until the last old electronics.A slammin'dodge- pl tic bags add up to a tremendous and minute Workman urges."Even just ball tournament is open to those 16 tragic amount of waste.Overflow- pledging a discount to encourage and older,and the Train Wrecks,the tragic landfills and the giant churning their customers to participate would Accomplices and the Charlie Fog ing whirlpool of pollution in the Pacific be fantastic:' Band will serenade. Ocean are wake-up calls to cut down The point is to offer an alternative Hopefully,there won't be a plastic on those ubiquitous disposable to what Workman calls"an alternative bag in sight. to the running tally of environmental Twenty years of surfing on Tybee containers. mishaps in the realm of food and bev- Island have cultivated Workman's But it is possible to turn the tide? erage:'The commemorative bags sell passion for ecological clean-up.She Ashley Workman believes you have for around$10,and she points out often spends time picking up trash off to start somewhere. that customers pay a charge anyway the beach and laments that the aver- The Molly McPherson's bartender for disposable packaging. age plastic bag only gets 20 minutes and Tybee surfer girl has launched But the success of the project of use but sticks around forever in the the BYOB Project,an awareness depends on folks bringing the bag environment. campaign to encourage patrons of back the next time they call in for "I'd love for this to be a jumping-off Savannah restaurants to"bring your takeout.To inspire diners to get in the point to address a whole spectrum of own bag:'Though she admits the task sounds overwhelming she is buoyed habit of bringing their own bags not issues:'says Workman,maintaining by her motto:"Saving the planet,one just to the grocery store,Workman that the way for progress to be made is for each of us to make small efforts bag at a time:' Surfer girl Ashley where we can. A 14 year veteran of the downtown Workman "I want to show people that it is fea- bar and restaurant scene,Workman of the BYOB � 'a, sible to minimize waste.Just pick an has also rallied members of the roject , ~1'. area.This is just one tightknit service community °- with that sunny attitude around reducing plastic bag / t and community spirit,Workman has use.She and other servers already made waves on the plastic bag now give out reusable ones ' 1 front with the BYOB Project. emblazoned with restau- st Her next target of conscious- rant logos to use for to-go ,° ness-raising in the local restau- orders—promoting rant industry?Those horrid environmental awareness i ._ SOCI AL 1 I Styrofoam clamshells.cs with the added bonus of CIA ilk free marketing. "I consider it a 4'< - The BYOB Project When:Noon-4 p.m.,Satur- privilege to represent day,Dec.14 the Hostess City,and Where:Forsyth Park I think we can lead ' Cost:Free admission; by example;'explains dodgeball tournament$10 the recent AASU Lib- V adults/$5 students/$50 team eral Studies graduate,a festive flower Info:BYOBProject(dgmait. tucked behind one ear."We spend 12 corn and facebook.com/ million gallons of fossil fuels on plan- Bring Your Own Bag Project