Lettuce being grown through the Cincinnati Zoo's aquaponics system. February 27, 2014. (Photo: Jane Andreasik)
The Cincinnati Zoo is teaming up with Chipotle to support sustainable gardening and education.
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CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Zoo is teaming up with Chipotle to support sustainable gardening and education.
The burrito chain is going to donate 50 percent of its sales (up to $5,000) on Tuesday in support of the zoo’s edible gardens. The donation drive will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Organizers said the zoo is committed to educating people about the importance of the environment, and about the benefits of sustainable, unprocessed goods.
Chipotle said its edible garden at the zoo features fresh produce and helps teach more than 1.5 million zoo visitors learn about food, how it’s grown and where it comes from.
Officials said the partnership between Chipotle and the zoo comes with a guaranteed donation of $15,000 to the Edible Gardens program.
The donation drive will take place at all 36 Greater Cincinnati Chipotle locations.