Ceres

creates an alternative economy for region by spreading knowledge and bonding those who care about future

The economies were based mostly on local production up until rise of globalization - the only thing which used to be imported were the luxury goods. Then, the specific niches started to specialise. It was promised that this development will bring prosperity to people, but that did not happen. Only a handful of regions and individuals were actually enriched. The others, on the other hand were forced to compete for who will achieve the lowest possible costs. Not prosperity, but misery instead is spreading all around the world. But there is a way how to tackle the problems brought by globalizations, and we can all participate on local level. There are actual examples of how critical economical situation can be solved purely with resources provided by the region.

Activities of CERES are based in Brno, Czech Republic.

A short story of LocalTown

Once upon a time, in a small village there were three citizens; Mr. Bready, Mr. Candle and Mrs. Tailor. Mr. Bready was the producer of food, Mr. Candle provided everyone with affordable energy for cooking and lights and Mrs. Tailor made clothing and shoes.

Since forever, each of them had two coins and each of them regularly spent one coin by his neighbour to get everything they needed.

But one day people from the LocalTown started to buy in sales from discount mail catalog. For one coin they got new shoes, colourful candles and even crispy bread. Each of the neighbours spent both of their coins in the catalog.

“Whatever”, they thought, “Tomorrow my neighbour will come, he’ll buy stuff and I will have my two coins again and I will buy something nice from the catalog.”

But no one had come.

When they ran out of food, clothes and they had nothing to light with, they had no other choice than leave their village and work in the factory where the cataloges were printed. There they could earn and spend their coins and meet people from neighbouring villages.

Together, then, they used to complain that they smaller wages, higher costs and worse living standards than they used to.

Our team

Tomáš Vokoun

Chairman of CERES

Anna Mikulenková

Chairwoman of CERES

Andrej Bóna

Vice-chairman of CERES

Join us

We are not happy to admit this, but all of our activities have their costs, be it seminars, videos, printed materials or whatever. That’s why we would be happy if you were so kind and supported us with financial funds as well. If your donation exceeds more than 1000 Czech crowns (approximatelly 38€) you can deduct this amount of money from your tax base. We will provide you with Confirmation of donation if required. The biggest help to us is regular contribution. You will reach the amount of 1000 Czech Crowns already by contributing 100 Crowns per month (approximately 4€).

You can send donations on our transparent account in FIO Banka. The account number is 2401236152/2010. To message for receiver, please state the purpose of transaction as “DONATION”.

Thank you very much. Without your support we would never be able to achieve our common goal.

How can I help?

We sure all would love to have more free time, but you can help CERES even with just one spare second.

Today I have one second of free time:

  • I will like the CERES Facebook page
  • I will like a good Facebook post of CERES

Today I have one minute of free time

  • I will subscribe to CERES Newsletter
  • I will write Facebook post about how cool CERES is
  • I will share link or post from CERES Facebook feed

Today I have 10 minutes of free time

  • I will send a message to my friends about CERES and local economics
  • I will send financial contribution to account number 2401236152/2010
  • I will join CERES Volunteers programme

Today I have an hour of free time

  • I will debate the hell out of my friends about merits of local economics

Today I have a whole day off

  • I will write a blogpost about possible solution of an issue by local economics
  • I will co-organize an CERES event to support local economics