Broadway Bites: David Havelick

David Havelick from the Harvard Office for Sustainability discusses the role academic institutions can play in promoting sustainable food systems.

David Havelick, Associate Director of the Harvard Office for Sustainability, joins us to discuss the ways universities can help shape more climate-friendly food systems. David recently presented his work on this topic at Lake Week, a festival at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) on the future of food.

Broadway Bites is a monthly speaker series at Swissnex on Broadway in Cambridge, bringing inspiring guests from our global network to give a talk on their work.


  • 12:30pm – Doors open
  • 12:45pm – Talk and conversation
  • 2:30pm – End

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David Havelick, Harvard Office for Sustainability

David Havelick is an Associate Director at the Harvard University Office for Sustainability. He works with faculty, students, staff, alumni, and senior leaders to translate cutting-edge research into practice and to ensure that research informs the priorities of the Office and the university. Examples of his work include leading the creation of Harvard’s updated University Sustainability Action Plan (2023) and its Sustainable and Healthful Food Standards (2019). He speaks nationally and internationally about this work, hoping that this work can scale well beyond the campus. David graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in Political Science and Sociology in 2005, and earned his master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from the Harvard Extension School in 2014.