Top 10 posts of the week from cupboards to toilets

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TreeHugger's Margaret Badore is pretty handy with a camera, and noses around in other people's drawers and closets to put together our number one post of the week.

10. 9 reasons to try canning this summer

© K Martinko From reducing waste and saving money to preserving seasonal produce, there are many reasons why traditional canning is making a comeback. More: 9 reasons to try canning this summer

9. Why did this grandma move into her converted backyard shed?

Anna Wallace/via To make room for her homeless daughter who has five kids, Grandma moves into a very cute shed. More: Why did this grandma move into her converted backyard shed?

8. Nature Blows My Mind! Macro photographs of brilliant hummingbirds

© Chris Morgan Amazing pictures from a very patient photographer! More: Nature Blows My Mind! Macro photographs of brilliant hummingbirds

7. No good deed... California couple tries to conserve water during drought, gets $500 fine for brown lawn

Wikimedia/Public Domain You'd think that people who make personal sacrifices to conserve water during a severe drought would be rewarded, but no good deed goes unpunished and apparently some parts of California are have been annexed by Bizarro World because reducing your water usage can get you fined. More: No good deed... California couple tries to conserve water during drought, gets $500 fine for brown lawn

6. The tiny house movement goes underground in bomb shelters

xray delta one/CC BY 2.0 Fallout shelters were good examples of tiny house living, as families got packed into underground tin cans. People are still building them. More: The tiny house movement goes underground in bomb shelters

5. Music festivals are environmental disasters

Ivar Abrahamsen/CC BY 2.0 Campers leave tents, sleeping bags, clothes, food, and booze behind after they're done partying all weekend. Everything gets sent to the landfill. More: Music festivals are environmental disasters

4. India to plant 2 BILLION trees along its highways, creating jobs for 300,000 youths

Flickr/CC BY 2.0 Planting trees cleans the air, sucks up CO2, and puts a lot of people to work. Roosevelt did it with the conservation corps and they are doing it now in India. Smart. More: India to plant 2 BILLION trees along its highways, creating jobs for 300,000 youths

3. Why the modern bathroom is such a wasteful, unhealthy design

Kohler 50's Bathroom Ad/Promo image Bathrooms appear to be designed with almost no thought to how human bodies actually work, and use drinking water to flush away what could be a valuable source of nutrients and phosphorus. Lloyd Alter has written about this on TreeHugger, and was asked to do an article for the Guardian. More: Why the modern bathroom is such a wasteful, unhealthy design

2. Scientists identify the most environmentally harmful animal product in the American diet

Marc Flores/CC BY 2.0 We have been saying it for years, but a new paper confirms it: Lose the beef.

More: Scientists identify the most environmentally harmful animal product in the American diet

1. Zero Waste blogger Lauren Singer lets us look into her drawers and cabinets

© Margaret Badore Margaret roots around in Lauren Singer's drawers. This can't be real, I have never seen cupboards like this, so neat and so empty, a true minimalist. More: Zero Waste blogger Lauren Singer lets us look into her drawers and cabinets

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