Yes, information technology (IT) needs to be fast, innovative and practical, but in today’s environmentally sensitive community it also needs to have a minimal carbon footprint.  During the afternoon session “Green & Beyond”, a necessary mixture of public and private agencies discussed the environmental and financial advantages associated with a “green” IT system.  Alyssa Quarforth, of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, highlighted the success of the agency’s energy star program and how it could be applied to the global IT industry through an “energy nutrition label”.  According to Ms. Quarforth, the label would allow consumers to make more informed, intelligent decisions.