Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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make a smaller ecological footprint
Read David Suzuki's Green Guide

I just finished reading this book and it’s life changing stuff. Many things suggested to make a smaller ecological footprint I do but i’m still a long way of Zero Waste.

Things I already do
  • Compost
  • Buy second hand clothes
  • Buy local fruit and vegetables when possible
  • Only use car when I have to and combine trips
  • Recycle clothes, plastics, paper, glass, metals.
  • Turn off lights when not in room/needed
  • Wear more clothes instead of turning on the heater
  • Re-use bottles, bags, containers
Things I need to do
  • Reduce meat intake
  • Buy products that don’t use Palm Oil
  • Refuse to buy products with heaps of packaging (and message company telling them why I’ve stopped buying their products)
  • Catch the bus more (instead of driving)
  • Take own bags when going shopping
  • stop junk mail
  • Support small Eco-friendly company’s

That’s all I can think of for now but it’s a start.


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