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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tamaribu in Los Angeles is doing 21 things including…

learn the true cost and, when possible, pay it

12 cheers


tamaribu has written 5 entries about this goal


the environmental impacts of the livestock industry are enormous.

Anil Gupta

and the Honey Bee Network recognize the creativity of traditional knowledge holders and grassroots innovators and finds ways to insure that the proceeds of their contribution accrue to them.

Ellen Ruppel Shell's

book: Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture (ironically on major sale over at

what's the real cost

of air conditioning our office? what might a carbon offset consist of? for the whole thing or on a per person basis.

I’m interested in finding out what the energy consumption is for the HVAC, but especially AC. Maybe this can be a project for class.

food, clothes, energy

the cost of these basics are so deeply discounted. between the spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the war in Iraq, the real costs of oil are nearly unfathomable. and I’m not sure that I, or anyone else, can honestly afford to pay.

besides (or sometimes instead of?) finding ways to consume less, I’m thinking about ways to figure out costs in a more perfect world. then, in a carbon offset kind of way, where might I put my $ that would represent a proportional investment in systemic change?

tamaribu has gotten 12 cheers on this goal.


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