My name is Sam Otey and I am a strong proponent of the SCA. Conservation has always served as a function of progress. However, in this day and age its calling is more urgent than ever before. The SCA provides the paradigm of conservation a left and right hand in the world. I firmly believe it is the stimulus needed to carve out a foothold for a modern, more pragmatic transcendentalist school of thought in the world. For me, working with the SCA has provided unique experiential learning opportunities which have provoked my intellectual curiosity with their compelling content and substance. In my observation, the SCA’s tendency is to instill a deeper sense of consideration and self-examination. This reflection gives you a greater sense and understanding for the consequences of your actions, which prompts a higher degree of benevolence, selflessness, personal responsibility, and mutualistic behavior. After all, if these are my words, in order that I not be a hypocrite, how should my words affect the way I act on the Earth? I believe that asking myself this question on a consistent basis has made me a better human being, and such has been the basis for my understanding and practice of the concept of conservation.