• By CAROL OSTROM, The Seattle Times
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SEATTLE - David Docter and his neighbor on Seattle's Capitol Hill share a lawn mower and a pressure washer.

WASHINGTON - Instead of giving up chocolate for Lent this year, churches are cutting back on other luxuries: water, light bulbs and plastic bags.

Spring is a time of change, from budding flowers to April showers and the inevitable spring cleaning. It's also an opportunity to clean up not just the house but the environment as well.

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