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by Tracy Will
Mon, Dec 14th 2009 08:00 am

With the holiday season upon us, everyone is busy searching for the perfect gifts for everyone on our list.  I put together a short list of green gifts that I found interesting, followed by links where you can find even more green gift ideas.

  • EcoSphere Pod - an enclosed, completely self-sustaining miniature ecosystem that requires only indirect sunlight to continue the circle of life. It's sustainability in its purest form!
  • iPhone Solar Skin from NovoThink - keeps the iPhone charged when you're on the go without ever having to plug in.
  • ATP's 4GB Earth Drive - 4GB, fully recyclable, USB drive made from bio-recycled materials, and ATP even donates a portion of their profits to tree planting and forest conservation.
  • USBCell Rechargeable Batteries with a twist - these batteries can be charged in any device that has a USB port, currently available in AA with other sizes coming soon.
  • Kill A Watt PS Electricity Usage Monitoring Power Strip - protects your electronics while tracking how much power they use.
  • Smart Strip Power Strip - while we're on the subject of power strips, the Smart Strip will power down peripheral devices like monitors, printers, and surround-sound systems when you turn off your computer or TV.
  • Renewable Power On The Go - A variety of solutions are out there to keep your portable electronic devices fully charged when you're on the go without adding to your carbon footprint, including Voltaic Solar Bags, a Power Monkey Explorer Solar Charger, or a Mini Green Power Station.

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Did you know that many of your electronics and appliances continuously draw power even when they are turned off?  It's true, and although it's only a small amount of power, when you think of all of these items you may have around your home, it really adds up.

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