Small Team with A Big vision
Operation Take Two was started by a small group of students with a big vision—to rethink waste. Feeling overwhelmed by environmental injustices like climate change and habitat loss, we united to find a way they could take action in at Rutland Senior Secondary in Kelowna, BC. Upon discovering the concept of a recycling workspace in a shipping container—developed by Netherlands-based organization Precious Plastic—we worked together to adapt a solution that would not only take action on the waste but provide youth with the opportunity to turn their feelings of helplessness into visions of hope.
The problem of waste is a manifestation of many environmental and social injustices. As such, we knew right from the start that recycling alone would solve nothing. We aim to create holistic solutions that not just reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill, but change the way we think about our consumer habits in the first place and create a network of youth to spark sustainability in their own communities.
However, none of this could be possible without an extraordinary, dedicated team to back it up. Our community came through to help make Operation Take Two a reality. Their belief, mentorship, and support makes our vision possible.
Big Steel Box
Central Okanagan Public Schools
Rutland Senior Secondary
Rotary Club of Kelowna Ogopogo
Rotary Club of Kelowna Morningside
Okanagan College Enactus
League of Innovators Labs
City of Kelowna
Sustainable Development Challenge
Central Okanagan Foundation for Youth
Rotary Club of Kelowna Sunrise
Together, we can rethink waste.