The word “bide” simply means to stay. I like that this word acts as a reminder that everything we do creates a lasting impact, whether it’s positive or negative. It reminds me to ask myself “What am I doing and how will this *stay* a part of my life, those around me, and our planet? Is what I'm doing harming anyone in the process?” I believe it's not only important, but also our civil duty to acknowledge how we can be a part of the solution and not the problem.
The information we learn, the conversations we have, the money we spend, the actions we take with the information we learn—THESE all create real change. Conscious Consumerism is simply being mindful of all the input we gather and using our dollars to say, “we can make positive decisions on what we buy without sacrificing our health, animals, and the environment’s well-being...”
On our social feed we will be featuring conscious brands that will be available at our markets, as well as brands we are inspired by. We invite you to be a part of our journey and to use the hashtag #InspiredBide to introduce us to new brands to feature and hopefully have available at BIDE — ⠀⠀