Operation Take Two
Mobilizing youth to take sustainable action in their communities by creating innovative recycling hubs.
Our workspaces double as community hubs for creativity, learning, and engagement. Through collaborative doing, young people can learn about sustainability and community action.
Interconnected issues need interconnected actions. We support young people to mobilize within their communities and connect them to a larger network of action.
Community Recycling Workspaces
Compact & Attainable Setup
You don't need much space to create a fully-functional workspace—just electricity and ventillation. Our first-ever workspace was created within a revamped 40-foot steel shipping container!
Simple & Innovative Process
Our recycling process is simple—sort, shred, create! Plastic must first be cleaned and sorted by type. Then it's shredded into small flakes that become the raw material for new items using various melting processes and moulds.
Our process allows young people to get creative and make treasure out of trash. These creations can be sold to generate a profit—allowing workspaces and communities to sustain themselves.
Workspace in Action
Operation Take Two - Rutland
Est. 2019 (our first-ever workspace!)
Want to create a workspace in your community?
Operation Take Two seeks to provide hope, action and connection within every community it is found in.
We're developing a process to help new communities start their own workspaces, with funds and resources provided by us. Sign up for our newsletter to hear updates on our launch!
Operation Take Two is founded by high school students in Kelowna, BC.
The project became real when the team won a $5000 grant through the Sustainable Development Challenge.
The team receives support & places sixth in the iGen Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge.
We celebrated the soft launch of our first-ever workspace in Kelowna, BC!
Operation Take Two is featured on the hit CBC reality TV show Dragons' Den!
Now-graduated high school alumni found the Sankofa Sustainability Collective with Operation Take Two as a key project.
Operation Take Two was founded by high school students with the goal to take a holistic approach to climate action and environmentalism.
By creating a physical space, we created a path of direct action for young people to take within sustainability work.
Operation Take Two and its workspaces will always be the first step into sustainability for us, and a great beginning for many more young people.