As sustainability takes center stage across businesses, green and energy-efficient choices are more crucial than ever. While it is becoming increasingly evident that software and the software industry are substantial and rapidly evolving contributors to carbon emissions, there is a dearth of approaches to create actionable awareness about this during the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Can software teams comprehend how green are their projects? Here we provide an industry perspective on why this is a challenging and worthy problem that needs to be addressed. We also outline an approach to quickly gauge the “greenness” of a software project based on the choices made across different SDLC dimensions and present the initial encouraging feedback this approach has received.