90-Day Extreme Green Challenge: Family of 6 Tries Tech-Free Living


Amish , Kids

We are the Mann family. We’ve decided we are going to give up all of our electricity, appliances, smartphones and more. We are going to fully convert our entire home to a pre-electric homestead. We will trade in our minivan for a horse and buggy.  We will empty our closets of modern clothing and replace it all with simple, hand-made clothing. For 90 days, we will grow our own food, study the Bible, and focus on our family and living a sustainable and earth-friendly life.

While a technological herd of billions march forward with their lattes in one hand and faces buried in their smartphones, our family of six will stray from the safety of the paved path and instead create our own. Our 90-day journey will start Summer of 2019 and it will be filmed and shared with the world as weekly YouTube videos and afterwards a full length documentary. Our goal is to change the world by living the best lives we can, in harmony with each other, our neighbors and the Earth.

Why Go Non-Electric for 90 Days?

We want the Earth to be sustainable for our children. We also want to provide for ourselves. Imagine you wake up one day, you go to the grocery store and the shelves are all empty. The average person wouldn't be able to survive for a few weeks (and that includes our family). It's amazing and pathetic that In this day and age, with all of the progress humanity has made, absent someone essentially feeding us (a grocery store or restaurant), most of us would be dead in a matter of weeks if we had to fend for ourselves.But not our ancestors who lived a self-sufficient lifestyle by need.

The population (including us) is pulling 90 million barrels of oil from the Earth every single day. It feels like we are accelerating faster and faster, producing more and more "stuff" and yet we are not happier or more fulfilled because of it. More and more, people are overworked, stressed and generally unhappy.

Meanwhile population is exploding and in the coming decades most human jobs will be replaced with robots and artificial intelligence. This monumental shift may not bode well for humans.

3/12/2019 11:46:07 AM

As a child I lived in an Amish neighborhood and there's a whole lot more to being Amish than not using modern technology. It's a heritage and a culture not just choosing to live simply off grid.🙄

3/10/2019 3:10:38 PM

daniellumin you would be too busy to be bored.

3/9/2019 10:25:15 AM

I would be bored after one week.

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