More than 2,000 people of all ages and many nations gathered at USM to listen to Dr Jane Goodall speak. For over half a century, Dr Jane Goodall has been travelling the globe to advocate for our planet and to enlist the involvement of individuals committed to making a difference through her Roots & Shoots newtwork. At the auditorium at USM, she shared her personal story of how she came to fulfill her dream of studying chimpanzees in Africa, and the observations that convicted her of the need to devote all her energy and influence to awakening people to the climate crisis and the threats to biodiversity. Despite all that dismays Dr Jane about human society, she still believes it is human society that can turn things around. Having just come from Royal Belum State Park, she marvelled at the majesty of our Malaysian rainforest and impressed upon the audience of the need to do everything in our power to protect it.