15 Apr '18, 2pm

Earth Day is just a week away. Do you know how it all started?

Earth Day is just a week away. Do you know how it all started?

Shares In April 1970, recent college graduate Marchant Wentworth, now deputy legislative director for the Union of Concerned Scientists ‘ climate and energy program, was hard at work at the Earth Day Headquarters on P Street in Washington, D.C. “It was a pretty wild time,” Wentworth says of the 1970s environmental movement. “When I was at the Earth Day Headquarters, we were getting six to eight sacks of unsolicited mail a day from people all over the country, wanting to do something and wanting to be a part of something. It was pretty exciting stuff.” Meanwhile, Martin Jennings, a 17-year-old high school senior from St. Petersburg, Fla., was volunteering to clean up local waterways and hanging posters proclaiming, “If you’re not a part of the solution, you’re a part of the problem.” Now senior director of national accounts for MVP Publications, Jennings recalls the youthfu...

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