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Every day, Resource Depot encourages others to have fun with diverse materials, inspiring children, and adults to express themselves through creating. Resource Depot provides inspiration and resources to Palm Beach County’s next generation to value and care for the planet they are inheriting through reuse and repurposing. Show Mother Earth love, as the saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

For over 20 years, Resource Depot's center for creative reuse has turned waste into artistic wonder by collecting and distributing excess materials to the benefit of classrooms, summer camps, art studios, and most importantly, the environment. The Resource Depot GalleRE is located at 2508 Florida Avenue, in West Palm Beach. 

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The month of April has been designated as “Earth Month.” To commemorate Mother Earth, it is a terrific opportunity to share some facts about our beautiful planet.

All the planets, apart from Earth, were named after Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. The name Earth is an English/German name which simply means the “ground.” It comes from the Old English words 'eor(th)e' and 'ertha'. In German it is 'erde'. The name Earth is at least 1000 years old.

Earth weighs about 13,170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds (or 5,974,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms). Since Earth is too big to be placed on a scale, scientists use mathematics and the laws of gravity to figure out Earth's weight. For your reference I personally reconfirmed this equation, and

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