Scott is actively involved in the fight against genetically engineered foods and chemicals in food. He was also the founding Chair of the Organic Federation of Australia (OFA) and until November 2009 was a director of Biological Farmers of Australia.
A firm believer in communities taking responsibility for generating their own renewable energy, he was a founding director of Hepburn Wind Co-operative until its public launch in November 2011.
His latest community interest work is to co found The Safe Food Foundation and The Safe Food Institute. These organisations are researching and advocating for safe food in the areas of health, environment, social justice and the economy.
Scott and his partner Vanessa have two children. Scott also has four children from a previous relationship.