Days of Our Lives’ James Scott has recently joined the bandwagon of spokespersons for earth-friendly campaigns and organizations. The 28-year-old actor is actually a co-founder of Urth Solution, an organization aimed at helping developing countries capitalize on their natural resources without damaging the environment. He has been all around the world to communicate with these countries in behalf of Urth Solutions.
“I was thinking about doing something like this for a few years,” Scott said in a conversation with Soap Opera Digest. “It’s good to carry some sort of certification of being Green. I thought I’d try and find a company that would help communities in resource-rich areas to be able to harness those resources in a sustainable way then sell them for a premium to the West. It’s basically about helping communities help themselves. ‘Trade not aid.'”
James Scott, who plays EJ Wells on Days of Our Lives, was proud to say that Urth Solution was very well received, having been established a year ago.
The beaming actor said, “Urth Solution helps communities in developing countries find ways to address social, environmental and humanitarian issues.”
Scott recently flew to Bolivia to represent the company and help a community richly blessed with gold. Scott told Soap Opera Digest that they would like to teach the community how to extract the precious element without hurting the environment.
“We’re investing in a program to help the residents of that community mine the gold in an environmentally sustainable way, so that we can generate profits for the community,” James Scott explained.
Urth Solutions has also been to Madagascar, where they have a current project. They also plan to expand their outreach even further.
“I’m going to Mongolia in September,” Scott said to Soap Opera Digest. “I have been asked by World Bank to go and give a small presentation on my company, which they see as being a fairly good model for progressive businesses.”