Athena Institute co-founder and LCA advocate Wayne Trusty passes away

By Jennifer O’Conner
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
July 2, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

Wayne Trusty

The Athena Institute is sad to announce that Wayne Trusty passed away on June 21, 2024 at the age of 82. Wayne had an interesting career that eventually led him to an advisory role on “the Athena project” in the early 1990s. This research effort looking into the environmental footprint of building materials became the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, a non-profit co-founded and headed by Wayne. From the 1997 launch of the Athena Institute to his retirement as President in 2011, Wayne was a tireless advocate for life cycle assessment (LCA). He can be credited for putting LCA on the map in the world of sustainable design. …Wayne’s vision, leadership, support, and commitment left an everlasting impact. He was a shining light in the world of sustainability. Truly one of a kind, he inspired so many people and made the world a better place through his tireless work. And he always had a good story to tell. He will be missed. Condolence messages can be left here. A celebration of life on Sunday July 14, 2024 in Merrickville Ontario.

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