Nancy Hulsey is a biologist who landed in the world of architecture. While she was with HKS, a large international design firm, her tasks included green operations, sustainability education, the repurposing of 50 tons of materials and paper during the headquarters’ relocation, and the creation of mindful MATERIALS. Since 2014, mindful MATERIALS has grown from an internal firm initiative for labeling product binders with environmental certifications and declarations to a volunteer-led, industry-wide program, featuring a growing searchable database of product transparency information. Nancy believes transparent disclosure, education and advocacy are necessary to transform the built environment at all levels.