News event ZEvent 2022: Faced with controversy, ZeratoR announces a major and historic change
Despite the explanations and the setting up of an additional interview, the tensions around the choice of the GoodPlanet foundation for the ZEvent 2022 were too strong. The organization of the event has decided to change its tune!
GoodPlanet: the association chosen at the center of the controversy dismissed!
Partnerships with EDF, BNP Paribas and TotalEnergie, links criticized with the biodynamics and anthroposophyor even a statement by Yann Arthus-Bertrand about the world cup in qatarthe foundation GoodPlanetchosen to be the beneficiary of the next ZEvent, has suffered many reviews.
The followers of ZEvent 2022, a charity event bringing together more than fifty streamers, widely criticized this choice and, despite ZeratoR’s explanations of the selection mode and how the event will unfold, the voltage has not dropped. After almost a week of controversy, the organization of ZEvent 2022 has announced a major change, which is a first in the history of the event. Note also that some streamers, like Maghla or Arkunirdeclined the invitation because of the choice of GoodPlanet as beneficiary.
Indeed, on July 9 in the afternoon, ZeratoR announced that the GoodPlanet foundation had been dismissed, which is a first for the event, which raised more than 10 million euros last year. After an exchange between ZEvent and GoodPlanet, the two parties agreed ok to leave it at that.
This does not mean, however, that the event, planned from September 8 to 11, is canceled, far from it. In a long press release, ZeratoR indicates that the organization has been extremely attentive “to all your feedback for a week” and that he was “clear that the association chosen this year did not convince you but also that no association cited in your answers does not reach a consensus”.
ZEvent 2022: spectators and donors to choose
But the most important thing is that the organization has not simply announced that it is looking for a new association to support, it engages potential donors and followers. This year, they will be the ones who will choose THE associations to whom the amount collected will be donated.
Indeed, the ZEvent now offers a list of associations defending the ecological cause in different ways, and Internet users must now vote to highlight 5. These five associations will share the prize pool equally at the end of the ZEvent. By this change in operation, a first in the history of the event, the organization hopes to put an end to the controversy, and to continue the preparation of the 2022 edition in peace.
The list of associations in the running revealed
A few hours later, a list of 22 associations has been proposed, and those interested have until Wednesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. to vote. ZeratoR, who will be absent from social networks until then, clarified that none of the associations has a consensus, but that all those present are able to manage the arrival of a large sum and provide concrete monitoring of the use of funds:
- The fresco of the climate
- Foundation for Nature and Man
- Zero Waste France
- Sea Shepherd France
- League for the Protection of Birds (LPO)
- The Sea Cleaners
- The Shift Project
- Wings of the Ocean
- Friends of the Earth
- Greenpeace France
- time for the planet
- France Nature Environment (FNE)
- 1% for the planet
- Act for the environment
- WWF France
Don’t rush to the poll to vote. You have 72 hours to get information, ask questions, consult their site, etc. You will not find any association that makes consensus in this list but it is by working with everyone that we will move forward. (…) Let’s stay in the respect please. The survey was posted on Facebook, Twitter, post Youtube, instagram. I encourage you to share it in mass so that it comes out “people I can reach with my profile” regardless of the network. The same goes for streamers participating in the event, added ZeratoR.
GoodPlanet reacts to the announcement
For its part, the GoodPlanet Foundation also spoke on its various accounts through by Albane Godard, General Manager, to announce his withdrawal. This indicates that the foundation was very excited to participate in the event, while stating that the controversies of recent days “serve the cause for which each of us, employees, volunteers, partners in the field (…) whose work is called into question, without foundation”.