A big update from our newsroom

Happy birthday to us! And we’ve got some exciting news about Canary Media’s future.
By Lisa Hymas

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Dear readers,

It’s Canary Media’s birthday — we’re now 3 years old! But wait, that’s not the big news. This is: 

After three years under the umbrella of RMI, Canary Media is now in the process of spinning out to become a wholly independent organization. Can you make a gift today to support us as we go out on our own? Thanks to a generous donor, the first $5,000 in gifts will be tripled, so your donation will go three times as far! 

What does this spin-out mean? First, it’s a success story. With the backing of RMI and support from our dedicated readers, we have built ourselves into a trusted news outlet known for incisive coverage of clean energy. Our commitment to strong reporting won’t change. Canary Media will continue to chronicle the energy transition and spotlight progress and pitfalls alike.

Second, it means this year’s birthday donation drive is more important than ever. We need financial support from readers like you to sustain our newsroom and ensure our reporting stays free for everyone. You won’t find any paywalls around here, and we want to keep it that way.

Finally, we’ve always been and will continue to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so that means your donations are 100% tax-deductible. 

Canary Media’s work is just getting started. We can’t wait to embark on this next chapter with you!

Big thanks,

Lisa Hymas
Executive Editor
Canary Media

Lisa Hymas is executive editor at Canary Media.