Welcome to Torekes!

In the Ghent neighbourhood of Rabot-Blaisantvest we reward local civic contributions towards our neighbours, our neighbourhood or our environment, with our very own currency: the Toreke (designed by Saar De Buysere).

On this website you can find what’s happening in Rabot-Blaisantvest and how you can earn Torekes!

Torekes explained

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Less rubbish in my street. A flowery facade. More renewable energy. Who could have an issue with that? I can be part of making this pleasant neighbourhood in just a few simple steps.

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Step 2

In this neighbourhood we use an innovative approach. We reward positive behaviour with our very own local currency: the Toreke. On this website I can discover what we can do for the environment and for the neighbourhood, and get Torekes for it.

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Step 3

The Torekes are valuable! I can use them in neighbourhood shops for healthy and sustainable purchases. All shops that accept Torekes are listed on this website. With the Torekes I can also get gifts at the Torekes counter or pay the rent for my allotment.

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By contributing to the Torekes-events, we can make this neighbourhood a nicer, cleaner, greener place to live. At the same time we support our neighbourhood shops by using the Torekes locally.

For more information, join us at the Torekes-counter, Wondelgemstraat 73a. We’re open every Thursday from 15.00 till 19.00, or you can make an appointment by calling 0485 177 113

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De Lijn 10-Ride Card

140 Torekes per item
You can buy a 10-Ride card for tram and bus worth 14 euro for 140 Torekes. More »

De Velomaker

Euro >> Torekes
Have your bike fixed or buy a new one using Torekes at The Velomaker.Opening... More »

Energy efficient light-bulb 14W or 11W

30 Torekes per item
Buy energy efficient lightbulbs and save on your energy bill. We have... More »

Garbage bags Ivago

18 Torekes
For sale a piece or in bulk, only bags of 60 litres. More »

Gardening gloves

30 Torekes
Perfect to rummage around in your garden. More »

Pharmacy An Leyman

Euro >> Torekes
You can now use Torekes to pay in the Pharmacy More »

Rent a cargo bike Rabot

10 Torekes per half day
Are you sick and tired of waiting around in traffic or spending hours finding a... More »

Rent a vegetable garden

150 Torekes yearly
 If you want to grow vegetables in the Rabot, rent a vegetable garden with... More »

School supplies

Euro >> Torekes
Now also available at the Torekesloket! More »

Second hand goods

Euro >> Torekes
In Kringloopwinkel Brugse Poort you can buy nice second hand goods, and pay... More »

Seeds

For different garden plants, price depending on what you purchase. More »

Stamps

7 Torekes
You can buy stamps (regular shipping) for 7 Torekes. More »

Sustainable DIY products

Euro >> Torekes
Everyone can save energy. It’s good for the environment and often good for your... More »

Water–saving faucets

10 Torekes per item
Save on your water bill by adding a water-saving faucets.An effervescent nozzle... More »
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