A World Without Money

There are many ways of exchanging what we have and can do for the things we need. ‘Money‘ is just one of them. The internet revolution has brought us new ways of exchanging things, without the unnecessary step of acquiring money first. At CES we exchange and share what we have to offer for what others provide, using a variety of exchange methods: record keeping, time exchange, direct exchange, barter, swapping, gifting and sharing. Simply by keeping track of who receives what from whom we can dispense with the ancient idea of exchange media and the apparatus required to create, circulate and manage them. This helps us focus on providing and requesting what is really needed instead of chasing after money.

Our Mission

CES provides tools, knowledge and opportunities for local communities to facilitate the sharing and exchange of resources in ways that contribute to a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

Our Vision

We envision a global network of local, interdependent communities that exists to make connections and exchange value in ways that bypass the monopoly of money, thereby freeing them to determine their own futures.

How it works

How does it work?

The CES provides its users with a platform for advertising their offerings and wants, as well as a variety of instruments for facilitating trade and exchange. Read more…

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Sign up for an account with an exchange group in your area and begin trading immediately. If there is no exchange in your area then consider starting one. Sign up…

Community Exchange Network

Global Network

This is the first and only global network of communities using alternative exchange systems. There are currently 56286 users in 852 exchanges in 107 countries. List…

Why Community Exchange?

Many join the Community Exchange System (CES) because they find it a cute idea: people exchanging things without using money. Often the CES is seen as a "barter system" because no money is involved in "getting stuff" and we "pay" for things by giving or doing...

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