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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.

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harryflies in Sunshine Coast is doing 40 things including…

practice and promote environmental conservation

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harryflies has written 5 entries about this goal

Joined the Wilderness Society This week

I decided to give financial aid to an organisation that protests against logging of old-growth forests, especially in Tasmania.



Eat Less Beef

Cows are a massive contributor to greenhouse gases. I don’t have the exact statistics but its something like…
1Kg of beef has a greenhouse gas equivalent of 300km driving in a car plus leaving all of your lights and TV on all day in your house.
So finding a healthy alternative seems like a practical way to reduce your “carbon footprint”. The local media has put forward the idea of kangaroo and the science is there to support it. I wonder how emu stacks up.



A New Way to Contribute!!

The local grocery store donates 1% of all of my purchases to a local charity of my choice, so I chose a local land-care organisation, Barung Landcare. Hip Hip…



Walk the walk

I’ve got the number for a local land-care organisation, Burrung Land Care, that do a lot of revegetation projects in my area. I’ll get in touch with them this week to see what volunteer activities they have on. I can’t think of a more practical way to fulfill this goal than to actually donate my time to tree planting and revegetation projects. It would be great if I could plant enough trees to offset more than my fair share of carbon emissions… make up for some lost time.



Ghost Nets

I jsut saw a documentary about “Ghost Nets”. Ghost nets are nets that have been cut loose for whatever reason and are floating freely in the ocean. In the Gulf of Carpentaria (Australia), there is a program to clean these nets up from the beaches as they wash up. They have found that turtles often get trapped and drown in these nets, their bodies still wrapped up in the nets on the beach. I don’t know what I can do about this (I’m not a fisherman) other than encourage those of you who ARE fisherman to please dispose of your nets properly ;)



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