Environmental Elder

Ninety-four year old Hazel Wolf of Seattle, Washington, one of the planet’s oldest environmentalists, has some theories about why she’s been blessed with an extended life and exuberant energy. “I once told a television interviewer, ‘I’ve lived so long because I don’t have a television.’ I dared him to put it on the air, and he did.” A former smoker, she now eats steamed vegetables, lives simply and stays relaxed. ” I only run to catch buses. I tell the bus driver, ‘If I’d kept going, I would have beat you downtown,’” she says. “I even outlived my car.”