By Katherine Dodds On February 04, 2014 | 0 Comments
It's February! And around Hello Cool World you know what that means! Time to show our campaigns some love...
It's no surprise Valentine's day is also our company anniversary, and this year we're a teenager - we turn 13! Every year we're reminded that we founded Hello Cool World because we love what we do.
Sexual Health, Harm Reduction, love and respect for the planet and for indigenous people, promoting heart-felt causes like our #4Eva campaign in honour of Eva Markvoort, and of course our love for people-over-profits through our work with the The Corporation film.
So why not celebrate with us? Everything on our online store is ON SALE.
We even have some Good Clean Love all-natural products (body oils and lube) -- just for your pleasure, and with prices reduced.
Our #4Eva art cards and heart tees also make great valentine gifts. (And February is also heart month, big congrats to Mark Wilson who sent us a photo of him wearing his #4Eva heart shirt while celebrating his one-year transplantiversary last week!
But even if you opt for another gift from our store, all these sales support our campaigns, (which of course you can also donate directly to):
65_RedRoses #4Eva - Right now we're gearing up for April/May #4Eva Legacay campaign.
The Corporation 10th Anniversary Year - In May we will launch our crowd-funding for our 10th Anniversary year to re-build our Corporation and Hello Cool World website systems to create an ongoing legacy for our orgnanizing work with our do-gooder cohorts. Join us for a year of organizing, dialogue, and actions!
Picturing Transformation - We're also offering FREE shipping for our new book Picturing Transformation Nexw-áyantsut, which shows how 10 thousand people saved a rainforest through love, cermony and community.
By Maria Martin On April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Katherine Dodds AKA "Kat" is the founder of Good Company Communications and HelloCoolWorld.com. Trained in renegade advertising & branding through her work with Adbusters in the '90s, Kat's early induction into the possibilities of the web-world was inspired by the term hypertext, which she immediately found comforting. She is dedicated to cause-related communication and to the development and use of tools that promote democratic processes.
Please BOOST (aka vote for) our proposal to IdeaBOOST - it's for a platform to help us do all our work and campaigns! Help us reach our goal of 5000 boosts by midnight April 25!
in March 2013 Hello Cool World attended the annual Communicable Disease Workshop (hosted by First Nations Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada), which was held at the Coast Hotel in Vancouver. Hello Cool World Intern Maria Martin helped us make this short video blog from interviews we conducted at the conference. She also updated our First Nations Health section of out Hello Cool World Media site.
Pictured: Maria and David at the conference with our Hello Cool World info table about our projects. Below Maria recaps her thoughts on community health and interning with HCW!
As a nursing student, I enjoy community health. Community healthy nursing enables me to interact and collaborate with people where they live, work, and play to promote health. I have the privilege to encounter people in their realm rather than in a hospital setting. I go to their community to explore and discover their norms, values, beliefs, environment, people etc that shape their health and quality of life. As a result, I had the opportunity to coordinate, collaborate and cooperate with a variety of partners, disciplines and sectors to promote, protect, and preserve health, prevent diseases and injury. I learned a lot about advocacy, health marketing and advertising, health public policies, population health etc in the process.
By Katherine Dodds On December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Maria Martin is interning with Hello Cool World as part of her community nursing course at VCC.
NOW EVEN BIGGER BARGAINS for items from our online store, + NEW products!
REMEMBER TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to order in time for Xmas if you choose express delivery options!
Use the promo code PopUpShop2012 at the checkout for 10% off EVERYTHING on our online store, and since we've also put 5% off our ENTIRE inventory, you save 15%.
Even greater savings for 65_RedRoses fans, 25% off with promo code #4EvaHeart (only works on 65_RedRoses items).
Looking for a SPICY stocking stuffer? Or a scathing critique of the 'orgasm product industry'?
Do gooders like to have fun too! Maybe you are looking for something a little more fun for someone you love? We have organic all natural body candy, lube and oils from Good Clean Love + Liz Canner's entertaining documentary expose of the search for the female viagra.
If you are in Vancouver and order online, our Chinatown warehouse (525 Carrall) will be open for a few hours on Saturday Dec 22 for pick up if you want to choose to save on shipping! Call 604 251 5567 for times.
Besides the well known Corporation and 65_RedRoses products, we have some great new titles just in, some of them brand new films. Read below the line for details on new items!
Thank you for supporting our campaigns!
By Katherine Dodds On November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
In Vancouver? C'mon down this Sunday...
Come and have a festive treat, and get great deals (and no shipping charges) for items from our Online store! The more you buy, the more we bargain!
Not in Vancouver? No problem, there is still a deal for you! Use the promo code PopUpShop2012 at the checkout for 10% off EVERYTHING on our online store!
Thanks for you support for all our grassroots campaigns!
By Katherine Dodds On June 27, 2012 | 2 Comments
The sun is finally out in Vancouver! And here at Hello Cool World we are preparing (we hope) for a growth spurt. So far we've spent the spring recovering from the extreme sport that was our end of fiscal year, and it's been nice to have a few minutes to reflect on where we want to go next.
When the office space of our Mad Men dreams fell through (we like to think of
ourselves, as having an affinity for the MM aesthetic but with more girls, queers, and food), I moved things back to my Chinatown warehouse, where I now find myself organizing the future from the inside out. Both literally (boxes of stuff) and figuratively, with some head space to envision my business future.
As I write this, I am embarking on the new adventure that is the Vancity and Status of Women Canada project formerly known as "WE-FOG" and now rebranded as the WE-Communty, and I am being afforded the luxury of being able to focus on my vision for business growth, while being part of a supportive community with access to the tools of business that have hitherto been a mystery to me.
You see, I have two art degrees, once was a practicing artist and poet, and I am now 'in recovery'. ; )
So to be more specific, the 'Women Entrepreneurs, Financing Opportunities for Growth' program is a pilot project by Vancity Community Foundation with funding from the Status of Women Canada and I am honoured to be among the first 10 women-run businesses chosen to participate. I'm in excellent and exciting company!
What I have to do to be part of this is produce a business growth plan over the next six months, and the support of my assigned business coach Jill Earthy I couldn't be more excited to do this. At the end of it all we are expected and to present our plan for growth, and given the opportuntiy to pitch it to financiers.
Admittedly it's a recent dream but nevertheless it has come true and it couldn't be at a better time.
What I am asking of you, my readers of this blog, who I hope include friends, colleagues, clients, fans of Hello Cool World who I do not yet know, newly found mentors and advisors, and yes, also critics - is to join me on this journey and give me your feedback.