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.