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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~ John Lee ~ in United States is doing 37 things including…

recycle more


~ John Lee ~ has written 2 entries about this goal

bag it

I now keep a few bags from the grocery in the car so when I walk I can take them along with me and grab up the water bottles and soda cans that are left. There aren’t a lot, just a handful, BUT, most people would toss them into one of the many trash cans in the park – I’d rather take them home for my curbside recycling.


So many of the things that I do on 43things relate back to my “walk every day” goal (books on CD, smile at people when I meet their eye, etc) and now recycling has become a part of walk every day.

I am amazed at how many times I see water bottles discarded near the parking area of the park. (Dude, you are like 10 metres from your freaking car!) Anyhow, I have started to pick up a bottle or two on every trip to the park. (I would do more but I want to avoid the reputation as the crazy smiley guy who picks up trash – I am single and that would not be a good rep to have!)

For the record, I have collected more Aquafina bottles than any other brand.


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