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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BenFit in London is doing 35 things including…

save the environment

3 cheers


BenFit has written 1 entry about this goal

am trying...

Ok so we have bought a big set of recycling bins. And are no longer going to supermarkets. We get a box of seasonal fruit and veg from a farm delivery service, and I carbon neutralised our recent flights by buying some trees/got some planted. I worry that it is all too late. Too many sceptics about climate change,too much dependence on oil, US political intransigence blah blah, and yet it kind of misses the point. Why do we need to shovel some much rubbish into the sky anyway, and use so much packaging and need fruit from far away places brought by legions of polluting planes. To meet uk carbon reductions levels by 2015, without cutting air travel down, our houses’ emissions have to go to zero. So quit flying. And walk everywhere. Or something. Turning off all appliances on standby will mean we can turn off 3 nuclear power stations.

BenFit has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

  • David cheered this 8 years ago
  • Ayleesha cheered this 9 years ago


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