Are you a hummingbird?
Often when Professor Maathai speaks people ask her to tell the hummingbird story. The hummingbird story reminds us all that however small we are, in the face of hard times, of huge problems we can still do something, we can still make our voices heard, we can still have an impact.
I spend a lot of time working on climate change issues at the UN and when the task in hand seems too big to ever win I think of this story and it inspires me to keep working.
Now you too can be inspired by the humming bird as the great people at Dirt! The Movie have filmed and beautifully animated Professor Maathai telling the story.
So take a watch and ask yourself, am I a hummingbird?