Dave Cooper

Dave Cooper of Lexington is the founder of The Whippoorwill Festival - Skills for Earth Friendly Living. He led the Mountaintop Removal Road Show from 2003 to 2010, and currently hosts student groups in Harlan, Kentucky to teach them about the impacts of mountaintop removal on the people, waters and the Appalachian Mountains. He has been building and distributing pallet benches to communities across Appalachia and donating them to public parks, along bike paths and walkways, etc.