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The Ultimate Green Gift Guide 2010

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If you're looking around for holiday gifts, there's still time to ship some things, if that's what you're thinking.  Below is an index of green gifts in our eight-part Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010,* a curated list of goods for design-savvy folks interested in the environment.  There's something for all income brackets:

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Home Office in a Tiny Green YardPod

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The shedworking movement is growing with folks nixing the daily commute by carving out a little extra space at home.  One way to do this is with a YardPod, which is fabricated in a solar-powered factory in Rohnert Park, California.  YardPods are framed in light-gauge, recycled-content steel, insulated with recycled-content, natural cotton fiber, and covered with a cool roof.  Flooring can be either bamboo or cork.  A 10′x12′ DIY model starts at $2,100, while a complete kit starts at $11,000, not including tax or delivery.

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Tracking the Sun with the Wattsun

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Let's say you can't put solar on your roof.  One option to tap into solar power would be to purchase a share of community solar.  Another option, depending on your land situation, would be a pole-mounted setup with system that tracks the sun.  Wattsun, the residential arm of manufacturer Array Technologies, offers a few such PV systems worth checking out. 

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