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Green Living In The Great Outdoors

fountain for the great outdoorsThe health and wellness benefits of being around running water are well documented. Running water from the ocean, a stream or a river helps to reduce the stress of the day. Finding ways to reduce stress in our fast-paced lives is essential; research indicates that unmanaged stress can lead to chronic health conditions including asthma, high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, depression, anxiety and more. Unfortunately, we all cannot live near an ocean, river or stream that would help to reduce our stress. We can however, add a water fountain to our home or outdoor space.

For those of us concerned about our environment and the effect that fossil fuels have on the air we breathe, there is an alternative to electric powered outdoor fountains; solar outdoor water fountains. These fountains are powered by external solar panels that harness the power of the sun. They are available in a wide array of designs and styles from contemporary to traditional. Many feature LED light bulbs that help to create a warm glow in addition to the soothing rhythm of the moving water. The lights come on automatically when the fountain is turned on, and turn off automatically when the fountain is turned off.

Because there is no electricity involved in the operation of these solar powered fountains, there are no additional operating costs and no permanent wiring requirements making these fountains portable. These water features are not only earth-friendly, they are cost-effective to run and maintain. They are easily moved from one location to another; if you desire to have your fountain on a patio but are having a garden party, it is easy to relocate the soothing fountain without the necessary extension cords electric powered water fountains require.

If you are considering adding a fountain to your outdoor space, look to solar outdoor water fountains as the solution. They are a cost-effective and ecofriendly way to change the ambience of your outdoor space and help you reduce stress. You are not limited to placing a fountain near an electrical outlet or running hazardous extension cords with solar outdoor water fountains; they can be placed anywhere you desire. Under your favorite tree, on your patio, near your garden space, or on your front porch and they can be easily moved if you change your mind. Harness the healing power of water by choosing a solar-powered water fountain for your outdoor space.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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