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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nina in Tampere is doing 12 things including…

eat more locally produced food

46 cheers


nina has written 2 entries about this goal

Locally-procuded &

When I first took this goal, I didn’t really think about the issue. Surely, organic tastes better and usually is slightly better to the environment, but there are more bigger issues to tackle first.

1) organic doesn’t mean fair trade or “fair” in anyway.
2) organic doesn’t mean it’s locally produced (way more important)
3) organic doesn’t mean it’s in an environmental-friendly package (less material & less plastic is better)

So in 2009, I try to eat more locally-produced food, that is, food made in Finland. However, I’m going to look for the most environmentally-friendly options: for example, tomatoes procuded in Finland during the winter are greenhouse-grown.. and of course, that’s not the greatest option!

I also try to avoid over-packaged foods and try even to make a blacklist of sorts to inform other (mostly Finnish) people of ridiculosly over-packaged foods.

:) I hope I can achieve this goal!


I make a commitment to buy the organic option whenever there is one. Fairtrade would be nice too.

nina has gotten 46 cheers on this goal.


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