iM4U FM’s green advocate - DJ Tyler Lim aka Tyler Boy
Tyler has always been a massive supporter of conservation efforts undertaken by local conservation groups, as well as practicing a sustainable lifestyle whenever he can. This love was fostered and cultivated into the adult that he is today. Sitting down recently with us, he shared with us his ideals and hopes for a more aware and sustainable nation.
WWF-Malaysia: Tell us DJ Tyler, what are the habits that you’ve adopted that should be a necessity for all Malaysians to adopt?
DJ Tyler: I carpool all the time, as there are too many cars on the road. By reducing carbon emissions, we can live in a cleaner and healthier environment. Apart from that, the simple action of throwing garbage in the right garbage bin goes a long way too. These are simple actions that we can all undertake for a better lifestyle.
WWF-Malaysia: Recycling is a strong point for you, how else have you incorporated this into your everyday lifestyle?
DJ Tyler: My bed is made of recycled wood. When iM4U FM moved to a new location, there was a lot of extra wooden furniture that was lying around, so I dismantled one and made the bed I sleep in today. This goes to prove that one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure, and waste is something we should all aim to reduce, where we can.
Tyler strongly believes that the youths of today need a strong role model especially when it comes to conservation. iM4U’s recent site visit to Setiu, hosted by WWF-Malaysia and iM4U, gave Tyler an eye-opening viewpoint on the realities of the importance and rehabilitation of mangroves in the Setiu Wetlands.
WWF-Malaysia: Tell us about your experience in the Setiu Wetlands.
DJ Tyler: It was a bittersweet experience, as we noticed that the mangroves were declining, and that there was quite a bit left to do in terms of rehabilitation. Planting the new saplings gave us hope, but the degradation of the swamp was evident. Industrial development is happening, but with a little bit more low impact tourism, we could open the eyes of these developers to the importance of conserving these wetlands. Apart from that, working with the Women’s Society of Kampung Mangkok, Setiu (PEWANIS) was a treat, as we were able to give back to the society and support their mangrove rehabilitation efforts with WWF-Malaysia.
WWF-Malaysia: Why are our rivers an important facet of Malaysia?
DJ Tyler: I’ve known from a young age that rivers are important to us, and protecting them is something that we tend to take lightly. As a Scout in high school, rivers were used as a form of navigation when we’d go camping and hiking. It would never fail or let us down in leading us to our destination, which is why we shouldn’t fail them in terms of protecting our river ecosystems.
WWF-Malaysia: What message would you like to leave to the youths of Malaysia?
DJ Tyler: It is our responsibility to ensure a better future for our children and future generations. We need to be more aware of what can be done in terms of living sustainably, and to put those thoughts into action.
WWF-Malaysia and iM4U FM’s DJ Tyler Boy are working hand in hand to help raise funds for the protection of the Setiu Wetlands, via a crowdfunding competition with the winner and a friend getting the opportunity to attend a tea session with DJ Tyler Boy on 27 September 2015, in conjunction with World Rivers Day. For more information on this campaign and how you can be a part of it, please click here.