The new year is here which makes it the perfect time to initiate eco-friendly changes to create a natural difference! Head over to this recent post to discover three easy tips to get started living a more sustainable lifestyle. While you begin to make a difference in your home or community, you can also support Smucker’s, Adams, and Laura Scudder’s natural peanut butter brands who have teamed up with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to assist with efforts to preserve our national parks! Their partnership has already donated an impressive $100,000 and the NPCA has been able to use funding to restore wetlands in Indiana and create a bridge in the Everglades to re-establish water flow and support the ecosystem!
The NPCA’s mission, which is to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations, can be applied right in your own community too. There are many ways to bring about positive changes within your local community — find below some helpful suggestions to get started:
*Bring an empty bag while visiting your local park and pick up trash.
*Contact your local national park and ask how you can get involved in helping to clean up local rivers and lakes.
*Suggest water conservation and watershed restoration actions in your community.
My family and I recently went to a park within our town to pick up litter. It was a great way to teach my girls how they can make a difference and help their community while also having fun family time. They loved seeing the end result of all the trash we were able to clean up!
Adams has several protein-packed, healthy peanut butter recipes that make great snacks for when your on-the-go at your local park! One of my favorite recipes is for Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bites. These bites are a delicious and easily portable snack for everyone in the family. Packed with creamy natural peanut butter and old-fashioned oats, these no-bake bites are sure to be a new favorite.
1/2 cup Adams® 100% Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix peanut butter, honey and vanilla in large bowl. Stir in oats, coconut, chia seeds, chocolate chips and cinnamon until evenly moistened. Shape firmly into 1-inch balls. Chill until ready to serve.
To learn more about Smucker’s, Adams, and Laura Scudder’s Make A Natural Difference campaign go to: www.naturaldifference.com or to their individual webpages to gain even more useful information as well as delicious recipes!
Also be sure to like each brand’s Facebook page to get a $1 off peanut butter coupon!
Laura Scudder’s: www.facebook.com/LauraScuddersPeanutButter
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