If Gumby had a mini tripod, it would be the $20 Gorillapod. You can twist its knobby legs into wacky positions, or even hang it in a tree to catch the perfect shot. A $40 version is hefty enough to hold an SLR. What's green about these tripods? Not much--but Gorillapod maker Joby does use recyclable packaging and donates 1 percent of sales to environmental organizations.
Energizer Universal Charger
A technophile can never have too many batteries. But since disposable batteries pollute landfills, rechargeable batteries are a better, longer-lasting option. The Energizer Universal Compact Battery Charger can provide juice to AA, AAA, C, D, and 9-volt batteries. It costs around $35 and fits easily into a tote bag or purse.