Executive Director, Whistler Centre for Sustainability
Big cities have lots of resources and can spend years studying programs before implementing them. Cheeying Ho, Founding Executive Director of the Whistler Centre for Sustainability, helped to develop a “quick start” methodology that began with basic assumptions about what was most important. The result was a cost-effective program to support small communities in BC and Alberta to engage their citizens in creating a community sustainability plan. So far, 14 communities have adopted the program. Cheeying also works with local governments and communities across Canada on sustainability planning and implementation and policy development.