The ancient story of a hummingbird reacting to a crisis inspires us to act now as the world faces crisis on water and sanitation.
Water affects us all, and as we celebrate World Water Day, let’s do our share in saving water and protecting our watersheds.
The Ancient Story Of A Hummingbird:
‘One day in the forest, a fire broke out.
All the animals ran for their lives.
They stood at the edge of the blaze, looking at the flames in terror and sadness.
Up above their heads, a hummingbird was flying back and forth to the fire, over and over again.
The bigger animals asked the hummingbird what she was doing.
“I am flying to the lake to get water to help put out the fire.”
The animals laughed at her and said, “You can’t put out this fire!”
The hummingbird replied, “I’m doing what I can.”
(Source: Bacolod City Public Information Office)