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Green Earth LLC Ranks No. 145 on the 2011 Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 500.

NEW YORK, August 23, 2011 -- Inc. magazine today ranked New Jersey based Green Earth LLC, as NO. 145 on its 30th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Founded by Dr. Suresh Kumar, a serial entrepreneur based in New Jersey, Green Earth LLC is a business strategy advisory and services firm that leverages technology to promote sustainable practices among businesses as well as individuals. The Inc 500 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500.

Commenting on the recognition for Green Earth LLC, Dr Kumar said “This recognition is special as promoting sustainability has always been close to my heart. The fact that we could grow in the midst of the worst economic recession since the great depression, by deploying a lean startup strategy- without any outside capital or bank loans- is a tribute to the spirit of entrepreneurship and the hard work of my small team. Our success proves that opportunities exist even in the worst of conditions. We came across opportunities and leverage our skills, experiences and relationships and exploit them. We are delighted to be on the 2011 INC 500 list”. Dr. Kumar, an immigrant from Indian, who came to the US in 1991, completed his Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership in March 2011. His doctoral study on high growth Indian American immigrant entrepreneurs has been presented at various international academic conferences. His first venture, NexAge Technologies USA is 3 time INC 500/5000 ranked firm (2008-2010). Dr Kumar, a resident of Old Bridge, NJ and is a member of International Council of Small Businesses (ICSB), US Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), The Indus Entrepreneur (TIE), Tech Serve Alliance (TSA) and the Academy of Management (AOM).

The 2011 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 23 to November 15 and on Inc.com), is a group of companies that are smaller but much faster-growing than last year’s crop. Aggregate revenue is $10.5 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,275 percent. The companies on this year's list employ more than 46,000 people and generated over 35,000 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc.com/500.

Website/ Contact Information: www.greenearthaction.com; Dr. Suresh Kumar,Founder and Chief Strategy Officer. Email: GreenEarthAction@gmail.com

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Methodology

The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

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Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. (www.inc.com) is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at www.inc.com.

About the Inc. 500 | 5000 Conference

Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 22–24, 2011, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, located minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. For more information about the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.