Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Joe Knott, also a current ASU School of Sustainability graduate student, was chosen to be one of the White House's 2013 Champions of Change for his continued commitment to land and species conservation. Knott, a 33-year veteran, has served at the Pentagon as program manager for the Army’s Compatible Use Buffer Program that conserved 70,000 acres of land across the U.S. for conservation and green space. His last military assignment was as the Sustainability and Energy program manager for the National Guard Bureau, developing and implementing sustainability education, policies, and renewable energy initiatives for all 54 states and territories. Knott will be awarded tomorrow morning at the White House's ceremony. The event is closed to press but will be live streamed on the White House website at 10:00 a.m. ET.